THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY FACTORS IN THE PREDICTION OF AGGRESSIVE DRIVING BEHAVIOR AMONG ROMANIAN YOUNGSTERS

 

MIHAI ANIȚEI, MIHAELA CHRAIF, VLAD BURTĂVERDE, TEODOR MIHĂILĂ

University of Bucharest, Bld. M. Kogălniceanu,36-46,050107,Bucharest, Romania

 

Abstract

This study investigated the utility of the Big Five personality factors in predicting aggressive driving behavior on  100 young Romanian participants. They completed the Aggressive driving behavior (AVIS) test of the psychological Vienna Test System as well as the  International Personality Item Pool (IPIP). Previous research findings are also supported by this work, hierarchical multiple regression showing that the only predictor of aggressive driving behavior is low emotional stability, the effect of age and gender being controlled. The other personality factors predict dimensions of aggressive behavior, thus extraversion predicting increased enjoyment of violence , openness to experience predicting negativism in traffic, while low agreeableness predicts enjoyment of violence, and low conscientiousness is a predictor of driving anger .

 

Cuvinte cheie: comportament agresiv la volan, big five, model predictiv

Keywords: aggressive driving behaviour, big five personality, anger in traffic, predictive model


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