Identifying the Traits of Aggressive and Distracted Drivers: A Hierarchical Trait Model Approach
Journal of Consumer Behaviour
Aggressive and distracted driving are two related consumer misbehaviors that jeopardize those on roadways. Responding to the call of Stutts et al. to investigate the human element in driving misbehavior, we employed the 3M Model of Motivation and Personality as a hierarchical model framework to identify a set of personality traits predictive of aggressive and distracted driving propensity. The results of a survey of college students suggest that there are similarities and differences in the traits of aggressive and distracted drivers. The results are discussed in terms of strategies for developing persuasive communications aimed at reducing both forms of driving misbehavior.
Bone, Sterling A. and Mowen, John C., "Identifying the Traits of Aggressive and Distracted Drivers: A Hierarchical Trait Model Approach" (2006). Management Faculty Publications. Paper 309.