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| Published: May 08, 2019

Sensation Seeking and Angry Thoughts among Drivers in Chennai City

Ashna P Kamal ,

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, Justice Basheer Ahamed Sayeed College for Women Affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

Kavitha Dhanaraj

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Justice Basheer Ahamed Sayeed College for Women Affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.031

ABSTRACT

The present study entitled as, “sensation seeking and angry thoughts among drivers in Chennai City”, aim to assess the relationship between sensation seeking and drivers angry thoughts of adults while driving in Chennai city. The present study follows an Ex post Facto design. Convenience sampling method was used to draw the samples from the population. A total of 200 male and female drivers (two-wheel and four-wheel), who are driving in Chennai city were selected for the present study. The tools used to collect data for the present are Driver’s Angry Thoughts Questionnaire (Deffenbacher, J. L., Petrilli, et.al, 2003) and Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking (Arnett, J.1994). Parametric statistical techniques such as t-test and Carl Pearson correlation were used to analyse data. Mean and standard deviation also used to describe the data. The result revealed that there is a significant relationship between sensation seeking and angry thoughts (p<0.01), Judgmental and Disbelieving Thinking (angry thoughts) and Sensation seeking (p<0.01), Pejorative Labeling and Verbally aggressive Thinking (angry thoughts) and Sensation seeking (p<0.01), Coping Self- Instruction (angry thoughts) and sensation seeking (p<0.05), Intensity scale (sensation seeking) and angry thoughts (p<0.01), Novelty scale (sensation seeking) and angry thoughts (p<0.01) and angry thoughts and the driver who had met and not met with accident earlier (p<0.05) while driving in Chennai city. 
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Ashna P Kamal @ ashnakamal123@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.031/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.031

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019

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