Perceived Coping Strategies to Overcome Aggressive Driving Behaviour among Road Users in Sultan Idris Education University
Keywords:Aggressive driving behavior, task–focused coping style, emotion-focused coping style
The aim of this research was to analyze the perceived coping strategies to overcome aggressive driving behaviour among road users in Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). This research was conducted by using the cross sectional survey method. A total of 117 participants, male and female with age ranging from 18 to 60 years were recruited using convenient sampling. The participants of this research were administered with Aggressive Driving Scale (ADS) and Driver Coping Questionnaire (DCQ). The results obtained for the correlation between aggressive driving behaviour and all the coping strategies (task – focused, reappraisal, confrontive, avoidant and emotion–focused) were r = 0.283, r = 0.266, r = 0.329, r = 0.638 and r = 0.288 respectively. The correlations between aggressive driving behaviour and coping strategies were significantly positive. The study indicated that aggressive driving behaviour can be managed using these coping strategies which results in either positive outcome (task–focused copping style and reappraisal coping style) or negative outcome (confrontive coping style, avoidant coping style and emotion–focused coping style). The suggestion of this study was to educate road users about the coping strategies and to apply when facing violence on road.
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