Driving self-regulation and risky driving outcomes

LAZURAS, Lambros, ROWE, Richard, YPSILANTI, Antonia, SMYTHE, Isabelle, POULTER, Damian and REIDY, John (2022). Driving self-regulation and risky driving outcomes. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 91, 461-471.

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Self-regulation has been associated with risky driving outcomes in the past but there are no available measures to assess driving-specific self-regulatory capacity. The present study assessed the association of a newly developed driving self-regulation measure with driving violations, errors, and lapses. Overall, 330 UK drivers completed measures of risky driving outcomes, driving anger, trait impulsivity, sensation seeking, normlessness, domain-general trait self-regulation plus a new unidimensional measure of Driving Self-Regulation Questionnaire (DSRQ-16). Bivariate correlation analysis indicated that the DSRQ-16 showed expected associations with both driving-related outcomes and factors, as well as with impulsivity traits and general self-regulation. Bootstrapped hierarchical linear regression models showed that the DSRQ-16 was significantly associated with driving violations, errors, and lapses after controlling for the effects of other relevant predictors. This is the first study to demonstrate the association of driving-specific self-regulation with risky driving behaviour, driving anger, impulsivity and related personality traits. Driving-specific self-regulation may present a novel target for road safety interventions, as well as a theoretically relevant component of models of risky driving behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Logistics & Transportation; 1507 Transportation and Freight Services; 1701 Psychology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2022.10.027
Page Range: 461-471
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 13:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 09:00
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31075

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