THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DRIVERS' PERSONALITY ORIENTATION AND THEIR DRIVING ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS

Survey data collected by MUARC were analysed to identify possible associations between drivers' personality characteristics and particular risky driving behaviours and attitudes. Drivers' reported occupations were used to create a surrogate measure of their personality orientation. This work was conducted in part to confirm earlier research results reported by the second author using a smaller sample. The data were analysed separately for male and female drivers, and significant associations were identified between male drivers' personality orientation (as reflected by their occupational choice) and various driving behaviours and attitudes. The results were less clear for the group of female drivers. Specific groups of risky drivers (based on personality orientation and reported behaviours and attitudes) were identified and discussed in terms of their personality characteristics and tendencies. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200232.

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  • Authors:
    • PRONK, N J
    • Harrison, W A
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • Accession Number: 00789945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-478-20643-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM