LOCUS OF CONTROL AND AUDITORY SELECTIVE ATTENTION AS PREDICTOR OF DRIVING ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT: A COMPARATIVE LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION

Locus of control, as measured by the Montag Driving Internality and Driving Externality scales and auditory selective attention, as measured by the Auditory Selective Attention Test, were used in an attempt to predict driving accidents in a study that used both a predictive and postdicitve design. In 1988, 214 subjects were administered the tests and completed a self report driving record. In 1990, 142 of the subjects responded to a follow-up of the self report driving record. The only significant correlation for the Montage Driving Internality and Driving Externality scales was for 1990 not-at-fault accidents. For the Auditory Selective Attention Test, there were a number of significant relationships with accidents, the highest being .24 for the criterion of combined total accidents. The results concerning selective attention supported the findings of a meta-analysis by Arthur, Barrett, and Alexander (1991a).

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Arthur Jr, W
    • Doverspike, D
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Accession Number: 00621924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 495
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM