Personal determinants of acceptance of drinking and driving among Polish drivers

Marcin Szulc, Aleksandra Peplińska, Piotr Połomski, Magdalena Wyszomirska-Góra
2016 Current Issues in Personality Psychology  
background The aim of the study was to explore a number of personal predictors that increase one's approval of driving under the influence (DUI). In keeping with the previous studies, we assumed this approval will more often be expressed by unmarried young men with a lower level of education, who are additionally characterized by a higher need for stimulation, risk acceptance, sensation seeking, and a preference for hedonic values. participants and procedure After examining more than 1000
more » ... ore than 1000 drivers, we selected a group of 254 individuals (97 men, 157 women) who formed our study group. In our survey, these drivers admitted to driving while intoxicated in the past, but at the same time declared that small doses of alcohol did not limit their driving skills. We used a set of research tools in order to verify the assumptions. The following tools measured temperamental and personality variables: Formal
doi:10.5114/cipp.2016.59230 fatcat:5bsox6zmobhc3m6o6ajtowzphe