Situational factors contributing to the expression of aggression on the roads

O'Brien, Sharon R., Tay, Richard S., & Watson, Barry C. (2004) Situational factors contributing to the expression of aggression on the roads. IATSS Research, 28(1), pp. 101-107.

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This study explored the influence of situational factors on aggressive driving from within the framework of a frustration-aggression model of aggressive driving. Through the use of driving scenarios, a number of situational characteristics were manipulated to examine their effect on the level of anger reported by participants and their likely behavioural response. The situational characteristics examined included the age, gender and anonymity of the offending driver, and the sense of time pressure as well as the gender of the participants. The results confirmed that the situational characteristics of a potentially frustrating road event can influence both the anger reported by participating drivers and their likely behavioural response.

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ID Code: 2167
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see link).
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Keywords: road safety, road rage, aggressive driving, anonymity, time pressure
ISSN: 0386-1112
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:06

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