DRIVING ANGER, SENSATION SEEKING, IMPULSIVENESS, AND BOREDOM PRONENESS IN THE PREDICTION OF UNSAFE DRIVING

The purpose of this study was to determine whether sensation seeking, impulsiveness, and boredom proneness would provide incremental validity beyond the driving anger scale (DAS) in the prediction of unsafe driving. To maximize comparability of the results with previous DAS literature, the dependent measures included an earlier driving survey as well as an earlier driving anger expression inventory. These instruments permitted the evaluation of the incremental validity of sensation seeking, impulsiveness, and boredom proneness in predicting crash related conditions, agressive driving, risky driving, and driving anger expression. The findings demonstrated that the addition of other personality traits generally improved the prediction of unsafe driving behavior beyond driving anger alone.

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  • Accession Number: 00989506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2005 12:00AM