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Adapting the Propensity for Angry Driving Scale for use in Australian research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19068308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Road rage is a topic that receives consistent attention in both the road safety literature and media. Before Australian research can address the underlying factors associated with road rage, there is a need for a valid instrument appropriate for use in this context. The present program of research consisted of two studies. Study 1 used a university sample to adjust the scoring technique and response options of a 19-item American measure of the propensity for angry driving with acceptable reliability and validity. In Study 2, Factor Analysis confirmed a one-factor solution and resulted in a 15-item scale, the Australian Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (Aus-PADS), with a coefficient alpha of .82 (N=433). The Aus-PADS may be used in future research to broaden the Australian road rage literature and to improve our understanding of the underlying processes associated with road rage in order to prevent the problem. Future research should also confirm the factor structure and generate normative data with a more representative sample.
Nerida L Leal; Nancy A Pachana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies     Date:  2008-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1879-2057     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-10     Completed Date:  2009-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2008-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Automobile Driving / psychology*
Cohort Studies
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Middle Aged
Young Adult

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