The relationship between risky driving behaviour in young drivers and personal characteristics.
What is it about?
Based on past research conducted by the authors (The influence of sensitivity to reward and punishment, propensity for sensation seeking, depression and anxiety on the risk behaviour of novice drivers: A path model), which revealed that the risky behaviour of young drivers is influenced by their sensitivity to reward, their propensity for sensation seeking, depression and anxiety, we wanted to explore the relationship between these variables and self reported risky driving behaviour over time.
Why is it important?
In general, anxiety, reward sensitivity, and sensation seeking predicted risky driving over time. Interestingly, the gender of the driver was important, with young male risky driving related only to sensitivity to reward.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Bridie Scott-Parker