publication . Article . 2015

Who is a dangerous driver? Socio-demographic and personal determinants of risky traffic behavior

Piotr Połomski; Marcin Szulc; Aleksandra Peplińska; Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Current Issues in Personality Psychology, volume 3, pages 149-158 (issn: 2353-4192, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Termedia Sp. z.o.o.
Abstract
Background The aim of this study was to search for comprehensive socio-demographic and personal (personality and temperamental) determinants of risky on-the-road behavior. Based on the results of previous studies, we assumed that the main predictors of dangerous traffic behavior include: internal locus of control, sensation seeking, risk seeking and risk acceptance, as well as high self-esteem, a low level of reactivity combined with a high level of endurance and activity (which together determine a strong need for stimulation and a preference for hedonistic values); and among socio-demographic variables – age, gender, education and duration of having a driving ...
Subjects
free text keywords: risky traffic behavior, transport psychology, dangerous driver, BF1-990, Psychology, Reckless driving, people.cause_of_death, people, Social psychology, Socio demographics
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