Differences Between the Self-Assessed and Observed Level of Aggressivity of Young Drivers in Traffic – A Pilot Study

Romanian Journal of Psychological Studies (RJPS) – Hyperion University of Bucharest, Volume 5, Issue 2, October 2017

10 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2018

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Emil Razvan Gatej

Hyperion University Bucharest

Steliana Rizeanu

Hyperion University

George Ursachi

Road Safety Analysis

Date Written: September 25, 2017

Abstract

The aim of this research is to show that the level of self-reported aggressive behavior may differ significantly from the real level of the aggressive behavior in traffic. After developing this pilot study we agreed that a much more complex research should be conducted. After considering previous research we decided to explore the gender variable to identify the differences between what the subjects reported and the real level observed in the experimental group. The hypothesis that implies gender differences was denied, confirming the null hypothesis. The results of this pilot study lead to the conclusion that statistically there are significant differences between what is reported and the more severe than that, perceived, and the real level of risk that drivers generate in the social environment of road traffic. We are proposing a broader exploration of these hypotheses in a study that encompasses a more varied context and whose results can be more prominent.

Keywords: fake good, aggressiveness, driver behavior, empathy, road safety

JEL Classification: O35

Suggested Citation

Gatej, Emil Razvan and Rizeanu, Steliana and Ursachi, George, Differences Between the Self-Assessed and Observed Level of Aggressivity of Young Drivers in Traffic – A Pilot Study (September 25, 2017). Romanian Journal of Psychological Studies (RJPS) – Hyperion University of Bucharest, Volume 5, Issue 2, October 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3098289

Emil Razvan Gatej (Contact Author)

Hyperion University Bucharest ( email )

Steliana Rizeanu

Hyperion University ( email )

Calea Călăraşilor 169, Sector 3
Bucharest, Bucharest 030615
Romania

HOME PAGE: http://https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steliana_Rizeanu

George Ursachi

Road Safety Analysis ( email )

Banbury
Great Britain

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