The Role of Personality, Culture, and Economy in Unintentional Fatalities: An Aggregated Level Analysis

This article reports on a study undertaken to test whether different types of unintentional injuries form a general factor. The study also investigated the relationship between Eysenckian personality dimensions, Hofstede's cultural dimensions, and Schwartz's values, gross national product (GNP) per capita per country, and unintentional injuries in 46 nations. The authors analyses determined that unintentional fatalities were grouped in three categories: safety of daily life, work safety, and traffic safety. GNP per capita had a negative relationship to work and traffic fatality rates. Uncertainty avoidance and neuroticism were positively related to the traffic fatality rate.

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    • Ozkan, Turker
    • Lajunen, Timo
  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01055988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2007 9:22PM