CORRELATIVE STUDY BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS AND AGGRESSION AT YOUNG DRIVER-A PILOT STUDY

MIHAI ANITEIa , ANDRA DUMITRACHE b

a,b University of Bucharest,
Department of Psychology
 

Abstract

 The aim of this study was to test the relationship between big five personality factors and aggressive driving behavior. Starting from the literature review we assumed that there will be a negative relationship between emotional stability, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness and aggressive driving behavior and a negative relationship between extraversion and aggressive driving. A number of 38 participants completed the IPIP Big Five Markers and Aggressive driving behavior test (AVIS) from Vienna Test System. Study hypotheses were partial sustained by the data. There was a significant negative correlation between conscientiousness and aggressive driving behavior, whilst between extraversion, openness, agreeableness and emotional stability was no relationship. Regarding the influence of personality in aggressive driving, only conscientiousness was a significant predictor of aggressive driving behavior. In conclusion, this study reached its purpose by showing the link between the big five factors of personality and aggressive driving behavior. This pilot study may be the starting point of new research in traffic psychology.


Keywords: aggressive driving behavior, personality, traffic psychology, traffic safety

Cuvinte cheie: comportament agresiv în şofat, personalitate, psihologia traficului, siguranţa în trafic



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