Driving Violation and stress in Traffic Warden

Author: Hassan Azeem

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the driving violations and stress in traffic wardens. The sample consisted of N = 100 participants (n = 50 drivers, n = 50 traffic wardens). It was hypothesized that: aggressive driving violations are likely to be more common; there is likely to be a relationship between traffic behaviors and stress in traffic wardens. Driving violations were assessed using Driving Behavior Questionnaire (Reason, 1990) and stress reaction in traffic wardens were assessed with Stress Reaction Questionnaire (Amanat & Malik, 2012). Data was analyzed using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation. It was revealed that the aggressive violation was committed by drivers more frequently. It was revealed that there was no relationship between traffic violations and stress in traffic wardens. There was a significant negative relationship between age of drivers and aggressive violations. The results revealed that duration of driving had a negative relationship with aggressive violations. Independent sample t-test showed a significant difference between low stressed traffic wardens on traffic violations. Aggressive violations were associated with stress in traffic wardens. The results of this study can be implicated as the basis of further research.

Keywords: Driving Violation, Stress, Traffic Wardens.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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