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Intentionality, anger, coping and ego-defensiveness in reactive aggressive driving [r-libre/388]

Vallières, Évelyne F.; Vallerand, Robert J.; Bergeron, Jacques, & McDuff, Pierre (2014). Intentionality, anger, coping and ego-defensiveness in reactive aggressive driving. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44 (5), 354-363. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12228

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Abstract: A motivational sequence was used as a theoretical framework for studying reactive aggressive driving. Study 1 tested the validity of the sequence ‘Perceived intentionality-Anger- Reactive aggressive driving’ and assessed the impact of coping on anger and reactive aggressive driving. The ecological validity of the same sequence was verified in Study 2 with a large sample of adult drivers, while examining the role of ego-defensiveness as a determinant of anger and aggressive driving. Study 1 showed the proposed sequence was supported and that coping strategies intervened at both anger and reaction levels, depending if the situation was perceived as intentional or not. Study 2 showed that anger mediated the impact of coping and ego-defensiveness on driving aggression. Sobel tests confirmed the anger mediation effect in both studies.
Additional Information: This research was supported by the Programme d’Action concertée Fonds Nature et Technologies – MTQ – SAAQ.
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jasp.12...
Depositor: Vallières, Évelyne
Owner / Manager: Évelyne Vallières
Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 12:46
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 00:46

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