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

Leal, Nerida L. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2009) Validation of the Australian Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (Aus-PADS). Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41 5: 1112-1117. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2009.06.023


Author Leal, Nerida L.
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Validation of the Australian Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (Aus-PADS)
Journal name Accident Analysis and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4575
Publication date 2009-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2009.06.023
Volume 41
Issue 5
Start page 1112
End page 1117
Total pages 6
Editor K Kim
R Elvik
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
1701 Psychology
920401 Behaviour and Health
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.
Keyword Road rage
Angry driving
Aggressive driving
Survey
Questionnaire
Australia
TRAFFIC CONGESTION
DRIVER STRESS
ROAD RAGE
ANGER
AGGRESSION
BEHAVIORS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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