The Driving Cognitions Questionnaire: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties

This article reports on a study undertaken to create and validate an instrument that can be used to assess fear of driving and other concerns that drivers may have. The authors describe the development and preliminary evaluation of the Driving Cognitions Questionnaire (DCQ), a 20-item scale that measures three areas of driving-related concerns: panic-related concerns, accident related concerns, and social concerns. In three separate samples from different countries (n = 69, 100, and 78), the scale showed good internal consistency and substantial correlations with measures of the severity of driving fear. The instrument also discriminated well between people with and without driving phobia. The authors conclude that this questionnaire shows promise for use in research and clinical practice.

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  • Authors:
    • Ehlers, Anke
    • Taylor, Joanne E
    • Ehring, Thomas
    • Hofmann, Stefan G
    • Deane, Frank P
    • Roth, Walton T
    • Podd, John V
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2007 8:48PM