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Avaliação Psicológica

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LEDESMA, Rubén; POO, Fernando  and  PELTZER, Raquel. Impulsive sensation seeking and risky driving behavior. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.2, pp. 117-125. ISSN 1677-0471.

This paper analyzes the relationship between Impulsive Sensation Seeking (ImpSS) and risky driving behaviour. Participants are 204 Argentinean drivers from a non-probabilistic sample stratified by gender and age. Impulsive Sensation Seeking is measured by the ImpSS scale from the ZKPQ personality questionnaire. Risky driving is assessed by a Likert type scale containing items that are indicators of several risky driving behaviours. The correlation between both constructs is analyzed for the total sample and for sub-samples of age and gender. The results indicate a positive correlation between the variables for the total sample. The correlation is stronger for the group of young people; especially, for the young men sub-sample. Our findings are according to the previous research from others countries and cultures. The practical implications of these results are discussed.

Keywords : Impulsive Sensation Seeking; Risky driving behaviors; Traffic; Age differences; Gender differences.

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