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3 - EFFECTS OF AGGRESSIVENESS ON PERFORMANCE IN HANDLING OF A SWERVE VEHICLE

Emil Răzvan Gâteja   Steliana Rizeanub, Mihai Valentin Ciolacuc

a Hyperion University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology and Titi Aur Academy, Research center

b Hyperion University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology

c Hyperion University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology and University of Bucharest, Department of Psychology

Abstract

In this study we analyzed the effects of aggression on performance in handling a swerved vehicle. To achieve this desiderate the Buss & Perry aggression questionnaire and the auto simulator of the Titi Aur Academy were used. The auto simulator measured the performance in handling a car found in slippage. The Pearson correlation statistical procedure was applied to the data obtained. A negative correlation was obtained between the level of anger and hostility registered by the participants and their top performances to maneuver a vehicle sliding out. This study involved 30 amateurs / professionals drivers, aged between 19 and 49 years, holders of a driving license. In conclusion, this study highlights the negative effect produced by emotions such as anger and hostility on performance on handling of a car found in slippage. For a good performance in traffic the driver is recommended to properly manage their negative emotional feelings.

Keywords: aggressiveness, performance, vehicle, swerve, simulator, drivers 


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