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Validation of the Australian Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (Aus-PADS)

By Nerida L. Leal and Nancy A. Pachana

Abstract

The present study used a university sample to assess the test-retest reliability and validity of the Australian Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (Aus-PADS). The scale has stability over time, and convergent validity was established, as Aus-PADS scores correlated significantly with established anger and impulsivity measures. Discriminant validity was also established, as Aus-PADS scores did not correlate with Venturesomeness scores. The Aus-PADS has demonstrated criterion validity, as scores were correlated with behavioural measures, such as yelling at other drivers, gesturing at other drivers, and feeling angry but not doing anything. Aus-PADS scores reliably predicted the frequency of these behaviours over and above other study variables. No significant relationship between aggressive driving and crash involvement was observed. It was concluded that the Aus-PADS is a reliable and valid tool appropriate for use in Australian research, and that the potential relationship between aggressive driving and crash involvement warrants further investigation with a more representative (and diverse) driver sample

Topics: 150703 Road Transportation and Freight Services, 170109 Personality Abilities and Assessment, Road rage, Angry driving, Aggressive driving, Survey, Questionnaire, Australia
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.06.023
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:30423

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