Evaluating factors that influence road rage in adults with different types of licence using stress, anger and anxiety

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Moussa, Zacharia
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The purpose of this study is to examine road rage among adults that have different licence types (learner/full) and the factors that influence this, in particular stress, anxiety and individuals anger level. A sample of 70 participants were recruited for this study. The study had 34 males and 36 females which were divided equally in two groups, drivers with full licence and driver with a learner’s permit. Participants were measured on three different scales; the Propensity for Angry Driving Scale (PADS), Deffenbacher Driving Anger Scale (DAS) and The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) which was split in two groups stress and anxiety. The design of this study is a correlation quantitative research design used to measure stress, anxiety and anger and their influence on road rage. The study discovered that both stress and anxiety had a significant relationship with road rage, but the licence types had no significant difference in relation to road rage with a sig value of 0.54.