RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGGRESSIVE DRIVING, PAIN PERCEPTION AND PERSONALITY TRAITS AT DRIVERS

CRISTINA LUIZA DINCA

aUniversity of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

 

Abstract

In the area of transport psychology, aggression in traffic is a widely debated topic because of its social implications, this is one of the major causes of unpleasant events that take place in society, therefore numerous studies can be found that investigate aggressive behavior of drivers, most researchers considering that personality is its best predictor. This study aims to highlight the relations between these three variables, thus providing a basis for better understanding the behavior in traffic. A total of 37 subjects, aged between 20 and 51 years old who have obtained driving license at least two years before participating in the study, and drove a car both the city and national roads or on highways, completed the Aggressive driving behavior test (AVIS), Questionnaire on Reaction to Pain (FSV) and IPIP Big Five Markers, from Vienna Test System.

The hypotheses of the study were partially sustained by the data.

Therefore, the present study managed to obtain statistically significant relations between personality traits and the aggressive behavior manifested by drivers in traffic, correlations are thus by the results of researchers who have made contributions in this area. In addition, this study expands knowledge by introducing a third variable, namely the perception of pain, thus highlighting statistically significant correlations between this and personality traits.

Cuvinte cheie: personalitate, big five, comportament agresiv, soferi, trafic

 Keywords: personality, big five, aggressive behavior, drivers, traffic

 


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