PSYCH OpenIR  > 中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
The traffic climate in China: The mediating effect of traffic safety climate between personality and dangerous driving behavior
Zhang, Qian1,2; Ge, Yan1,2; Qu, Weina1,2; Zhang, Kan1,2; Sun, Xianghong1,2
First AuthorQian Zhang
2018-04-01
Source PublicationACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION
Correspondent Emailgey@psych.ac.cn (y. ge) ; quwn@psych.ac.cn (w. qu)
ISSN0001-4575
SubtypeArticle
Volume113Pages:213-223
Abstract

Traffic safety climate is defined as road users' attitudes and perceptions of traffic in a specific context at a given point in time. The current study aimed to validate the Chinese version of the Traffic Climate Scale (TCS) and to explore its relation to drivers' personality and dangerous driving behavior. A sample of 413 drivers completed the Big Five Inventory (BFI), the Chinese version of the TCS, the Dula Dangerous Driving Index (DDDI) and a demographic questionnaire. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were performed to confirm a three-factor (external affective demands, internal requirements and functionality) solution of the TCS. The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of TCS were verified. More importantly, the results showed that the effect of personality on dangerous driving behavior was mediated by traffic climate. Specifically, the functionality of the TCS mediated the effect of neuroticism on negative cognitive/emotional driving and drunk driving, while openness had an indirect impact on aggressive driving, risky driving and drunk driving based on the internal requirements of the TCS. Additionally, agreeableness had a negative direct impact on four factors of the DDDI, while neuroticism had a positive direct impact on negative cognitive/emotional driving, drunk driving and risky driving. In conclusion, the Chinese version of the TCS will be useful to evaluate drivers' attitudes towards and perceptions of the requirements of traffic environment in which they participate and will also be valuable for comparing traffic cultures and environments in different countries.

KeywordTraffic Climate Safety Culture Dangerous Driving Behavior Personality
DOI10.1016/j.aap.2018.01.031
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Plan(2017YFB0802800) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China(31771225 ; Basic Project of National Science and Technology of China(2009FY110100) ; Pioneer Initiative of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Feature Institutes Program(TSS-2015-06) ; 31400886 ; 31100750)
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Social Sciences - Other Topics ; Transportation
WOS SubjectErgonomics ; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary ; Transportation
WOS IDWOS:000430520900024
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Social Sciences ; Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
WOS KeywordYoung Drivers ; Organizational-climate ; Accident Involvement ; Sensation-seeking ; Predictors ; Attitudes ; Culture ; Work ; Risk ; Validity
Citation statistics
Cited Times:4[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/26197
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing, Peoples R China
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Zhang, Qian,Ge, Yan,Qu, Weina,et al. The traffic climate in China: The mediating effect of traffic safety climate between personality and dangerous driving behavior[J]. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION,2018,113:213-223.
APA Zhang, Qian,Ge, Yan,Qu, Weina,Zhang, Kan,&Sun, Xianghong.(2018).The traffic climate in China: The mediating effect of traffic safety climate between personality and dangerous driving behavior.ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION,113,213-223.
MLA Zhang, Qian,et al."The traffic climate in China: The mediating effect of traffic safety climate between personality and dangerous driving behavior".ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION 113(2018):213-223.
Files in This Item:
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
The traffic climate (759KB)期刊论文出版稿限制开放CC BY-NC-SAView Application Full Text
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Zhang, Qian]'s Articles
[Ge, Yan]'s Articles
[Qu, Weina]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Zhang, Qian]'s Articles
[Ge, Yan]'s Articles
[Qu, Weina]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Zhang, Qian]'s Articles
[Ge, Yan]'s Articles
[Qu, Weina]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: The traffic climate in China_ The mediating effect of traffic safety climate between personality and dangerous driving behavior.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.