Adapting the Propensity for Angry Driving Scale for use in Australian research

Leal, Nerida L. and Pachana, Nancy A. (2008) Adapting the Propensity for Angry Driving Scale for use in Australian research. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40 6: 2008-2014. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2008.08.015

Author Leal, Nerida L.
Pachana, Nancy A.
Title Adapting the Propensity for Angry Driving Scale for use in Australian research
Journal name Accident Analysis and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4575
Publication date 2008-11-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2008.08.015
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 40
Issue 6
Start page 2008
End page 2014
Total pages 7
Editor K. Kim
R. Elvik
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject C1
920505 Occupational Health
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Abstract 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.
Keyword Road rage
Angry driving
Aggressive driving
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Psychology Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 5 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 15 Apr 2009, 21:52:05 EST by Mrs Jennifer English on behalf of School of Psychology