Structural Relationships between Abnormal Personality Dimensions and Driving Behavior by Mediation of Emotional Regulation
Aims: The growing urban-machine life has increased traffic, which, in addition to reducing the speed of displacement, imposes significant financial losses on societies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of each abnormal personality dimension to predicting driving behavior by mediating emotional regulation.
Materials and Methods
This descriptive-correlation study was carried out in all public and private vehicle drivers of Tabriz and Azarshahr, Iran, in 2015. 300 men driver were selected by sampling method. To collect data, Manchester Driving Behavior Questionnaire, emotional regulation and abnormal personality dimensions were used. Data were analyzed using structural equation modeling method using Lisrel 8.85 and SPSS.20 software.
Findings: The evaluation of structural model using structural equation modeling method showed that all fitness indexes of this hypothesized model were in proper fitting range. The abnormal dimensions of personality as an exogenous variable were effective with coefficients of -0.45 (t=-5.81) and 0.56 (t=8.03), respectively. The emotional regulation also influenced driving behavior with a coefficient of -0.15 (t=-2.12).
Driving behavior is influenced by personality and emotional characteristics, and emotional regulation is a good predictor of driving behavior.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Journal of Police Medicine, Volume:7 Issue:2, 2018
57 - 61  
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