The relationship between multidimensional traffic locus of control and reckless driving behavior

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ByoungHee Choi
JuSuk Oh
SunJin Park
SoonChul Lee


This study investigated the relationship between Traffic Locus of Control(T-LOC) and Reckless Driving Behavior, by using correlation analysis and a hierarchical regression for the data gathered through 294 adults. First, this study examined correlation analysis between T-LOC and Driving Behavior Determinants(DBD). As a result, “Self” and “Other drivers” factors of T-LOC were positively correlated with ‘Interpersonal Anger’ factor, “Vehicle/Environment” factor was positively correlated with ‘Avoiding Problems’ factor, and external “Fate” was positively correlated with ‘Avoiding Problems’, ‘Benefit/Stimulus Seeking’, ‘Interpersonal Anger’ and ‘Aggression’. Whereas, there was positively correlated between all T-LOC and ‘Interpersonal Anger’. The result to examine influence of T-LOC on Reckless Driving Behavior was showed that T-LOC had significant amount of explained variance on Speed Driving and Wild Driving of Reckless Driving Behavior. And this showed that Fate effected on all Reckless Driving Behavior. That is, drivers who think that an accident caused by a ‘fate’ which can’t be observed, unlike their actions, other drivers, vehicles and driving environments tend to drive more dangerously.


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