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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, JEen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaki, Den_US
dc.coverage.spatialNew Zealanden_US
dc.date.available2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.psychology.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=400en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Journal of Psychology, 2008, 37 (2), pp. 31 - 37en_US
dc.identifier.issn0112-109Xen_US
dc.description.abstractDriving anxiety can impact everyday functioning and is common following motor vehicle crashes. However, no research has investigated its general community prevalence, despite the consistent finding that driving anxiety is not always a function of a vehicle crash. The present study explored the frequency and characteristics of driving anxiety and fear in a general community convenience sample of 100 participants who completed a questionnaire about driving anxiety, avoidance behaviour, and types of driving-related cognitions. Most of the sample described no anxiety, fear, or avoidance in relation to driving. However, 8% reported moderate to extreme anxiety about driving, and 7% described moderate to extreme driving fear. Women reported more driving anxiety, fear, and avoidance than men. These results indicate the need for more formal methods of establishing prevalence to clearly ascertain the extent of population-based driving anxiety and fear and its effects, so that research can begin to focus on developing effective treatment approaches for those whose anxiety has a psychological and functional impact.en_US
dc.format.extent31 - 37en_US
dc.publisherNew Zealand Psychology Societyen_US
dc.rightsThe New Zealand Psychological Society
dc.titleWanna drive? driving anxiety and fear in a New Zealand community sampleen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume37en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id30592
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Psychologyen_US
dc.citation.issue2en_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.psychology.org.nz/cms_show_download.php?id=400en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Scienceen_US


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