Determining Risky Driving according to the Constructs of Mentalization and Personality Organization with the Modifying Role of Aggressive Driving

Structural Model for Risky Driving

Aggressive Driving, Mentalization, Personality Organization, Risky Driving


Objective: This study aimed to model risky driving and predict its occurrence according to the constructs of personality organization and mentalization considering the role of aggressive driving as a mediator construct.

Method: A total of 428 individuals (219 men and 209 women) were selected using convenience sampling. The participants completed self-report questionnaires on aggressive driving, risky driving, mentalization and personality organization Also, data were analyzed using structural equating model and weighted regression.

Results: The results of this study showed a goof fit of the proposed structural model for predicting risky driving after some modifications (CFI = 0.95, RMSEA = 0.09). According to the results of regression weights, personality organization (regression weighted: 0.044) and aggressive driving (regression weighted: 0.98) were the strongest and mentalization (regression weighted: 0.004) was the weakest predictor of risky driving. Aggressive driving was the strongest direct predictor and personality organization the strongest indirect predictor of risky driving.

Conclusion: Risky driving is a function of direct and indirect personal factors. Moreover, emotional factors have a direct effect on risky driving and more substantial constructs, such as personality, have an indirect effect on risky driving.


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How to Cite
Seydi M, Rahimian Boogar I, Talepasand S. Determining Risky Driving according to the Constructs of Mentalization and Personality Organization with the Modifying Role of Aggressive Driving. Iran J Psychiatry. 14(4):274-282.
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