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AVIS Aggressive driving behavior

P. Y. Herzberg & J. Guthke
Neuro
Traffic
Sport
HR

Application

Assesses the extent and frequency of aggressive behavior when driving.
Careful and considerate driving behavior is essential for a safe flow of traffic. In traffic psychological investigations it is therefore particularly important to identify and modify aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

Administration

Using an eight-point answer scale, respondents indicate how often they exhibit a particular behavior when driving. Answers can be corrected once and items can be skipped.

Test forms

S1: Standard form:

  • Standard instructions: Presentation of the behavior patterns without special instructions.
  • Stress instructions: Repeated presentation of the same behavior patterns with the request to imagine oneself in a stressful situation or recall such a situation.

S2: Short form: only standard instructions

Scoring

The following main variables are scored:

  • Overall score: Measure of aggressive driving behavior.
  • Instrumental aggression: Rapid progress without consideration of others.
  • Anger: Emotional reaction to specific driving situations.
  • Enjoyment of violence: Affective aggression – harming others intentionally.
  • Acting out: Inconsiderate and arrogant driving style.
  • Negativism: Rejection of cooperative behaviors.

Social conformity provides a measure of the respondent’s credibility. In S1 a score for the difference under standard and stress instructions is also calculated.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

1 Difference protocol for S1.

The manual contains additional notes on interpretation in the context of traffic psychological assessment (cut-off scores for drivers in various groups).

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Test type

Special Personality Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

Chinese (simplified)
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Portuguese
Slovak
Spanish

Duration

approx. 8-25 minutes, depending on test form

Age

Norms for ages 16+.