Psychometric examination and validation of the aggressive driving scale (ADS)

Yiqi Zhang, Rebecca Houston, Changxu Wu

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Abstract

Aggressive driving behavior is an important cause of traffic accidents and injuries. The Aggressive Driving Scale (ADS) analyzed in the present study consists of 24 items. A sample of 276 participants was analyzed to obtain the factor structure and reliability of the ADS and 67 of them participated in the behavioral experiment to validate the scale. Results indicated a three-factor structure (Interference with other drivers, Violations/Risk taking, and Anger/Aggression expression) with high item loadings. Reliability analysis reported excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Construct validity was established as the ADS subscale scores correlated significantly with trait measures of anger and aggression. Predictive validity of the ADS was verified through multiple regression analyses as the ADS is a significant predictor of behavioral measures in the simulated environment and self-report measures of real world violations. These results suggest that the ADS is a reliable and valid tool in evaluating aggressive driving behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages2131-2135
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

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Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Zhang, Y., Houston, R., & Wu, C. (2014). Psychometric examination and validation of the aggressive driving scale (ADS). In 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 2131-2135). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581448