Personality Correlates of Accident-Proneness in Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2013) Personality Correlates of Accident-Proneness in Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 19 (2). 159 -165.

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Abstract

Objective. We examined the personality correlates of accident-proneness of auto-rickshaw drivers in the Indian city of Ranchi. Methods. This was a cross-sectional study in which 50 male drivers aged 18–50 years, selected randomly from a list of licensed auto-rickshaw drivers in Ranchi, were assessed with a Hindi version of Cat - tell’s 16 Personality Factors (16-PF) Questionnaire. Results. There was a significantly higher frequency of breaking rules, crossing speed limits, substance use and a trend towards a higher frequency of carrying extra persons (i.e., more than recommended) in accident-prone drivers. There was significant negative correlation of accident-proneness with 16-PF factors such as reasoning, rule consciousness, apprehension and emotional sta -bility. Conclusion. Personality characteristics with lower scores of reasoning, rule consciousness, apprehension and emotional stability are common in commercial auto-rickshaw drivers with high accident-proneness

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality; Accident-proneness; Drivers; 16-PF
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 06:58
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 06:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139374

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