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dc.contributor.authorWishart, Darren
dc.contributor.authorSomoray, Klaire
dc.contributor.authorRowland, Bevan
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-15T06:27:43Z
dc.date.available2021-10-15T06:27:43Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.033
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409112
dc.description.abstractBackground Road trauma had been identified as the leading cause of work-related death in Australia. Research in general driving behaviours has shown that sensation seekers with high levels of thrill and adventure seeking traits are more likely to drive in a risky manner. However, thrill and adventure seeking has not been explicitly examined as a predictor of risky driving behaviour in work-related settings. Methodology Using a large sample of fleet drivers (N = 892) from three Australian organisations, the current study examined the role of thrill and adventure seeking in predicting risky work-related driving behaviours and involvement in crash and traffic offence. Hardcopies and online version of the questionnaire were sent to the worksite measuring participants' demographic information, work driving exposure, thrill and adventure seeking trait, work-related risky driving behaviours, and self-reported crash and traffic offences in the past 12 months. Results The results indicated that thrill and adventure seeking was a significant predictor of risky work-related driving behaviours. However, thrill and adventure seeking did not significantly predict self-reported crashes and traffic offences. Conclusion The current study implies that dispositional characteristics, such as thrill and adventure seeking, should be considered when implementing interventions in fleet safety.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom362
dc.relation.ispartofpageto367
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume104
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Social
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology
dc.subject.keywordsSensation seeking
dc.subject.keywordsThrill and adventure seeking
dc.titleRole of thrill and adventure seeking in risky work-related driving behaviours
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWishart, D; Somoray, K; Rowland, B, Role of thrill and adventure seeking in risky work-related driving behaviours, PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 2017, 104, pp. 362-367
dc.date.updated2021-10-15T06:26:41Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWishart, Darren E.


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