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Poor mental health status and aggression are associated with poor driving behavior among male traffic offenders

Abdoli, Nasrin and Farnia, Vahid and Delavar, Ali and Esmaeili, Alirez and Dortaj, Fariborz and Farrokhi, Noorali and Karami, Majid and Shakeri, Jalal and Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith and Brand, Serge. (2015) Poor mental health status and aggression are associated with poor driving behavior among male traffic offenders. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 11. pp. 2071-2078.

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Abstract

In Iran, traffic accidents and deaths from traffic accidents are among the highest in the world, and generally driver behavior rather than either technical failures or environmental conditions are responsible for traffic accidents. In the present study, we explored the extent to which aggressive traits, health status, and sociodemographic variables explain driving behavior among Iranian male traffic offenders.; A total of 443 male driving offenders (mean age: M =31.40 years, standard deviation =9.56) from Kermanshah (Iran) took part in the study. Participants completed a questionnaire booklet covering sociodemographic variables, traits of aggression, health status, and driving behavior.; Poor health status, such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction, and also higher levels of trait aggression explained poor driving behavior. Multiple regressions indicated that poor health status, but not aggression, independently predicted poor driving behavior.; Results suggest that health status concerns are associated with poor driving behavior. Prevention and intervention might therefore focus on drivers reporting poor mental health status.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Klinische Stress- und Traumaforschung (Holsboer-Trachsler)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Klinische Stress- und Traumaforschung (Holsboer-Trachsler)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sportwissenschaft > Sportwissenschaften (PĆ¼hse)
UniBasel Contributors:Brand, Serge
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Dove Medical Press
ISSN:1176-6328
e-ISSN:1178-2021
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:29 Jun 2020 12:34
Deposited On:29 Jun 2020 12:34

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