specialty journal of psychology and management
Comparing the emotional intelligence and driving behaviors between the safe and risky drivers of Marivan Township
Shahla Falahi, Mohammad Goudarzi
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to compare the personality characteristics and driving behavior between the risky and safe drivers of Marivan Township. The statistical population included all drivers of Marivan township who had certification in 2014 that 225 persons of the statistical selected drivers were replaced in two groups of safe drivers (lack of accident and using of car insurance coupon) and risky drivers (accident record and using of insurance coupon) purposefully by referring to the insurance centers and according to the available sampling. The research variables were assessed through emotional intelligence questionnaire of Brad Berry & Jane Greaves and the questionnaire of Manchester driving behavior. The findings of the research questionnaires were analyzed by using of independent T-test and Hotelling,s T-test. The results of the comparative analysis showed, there was meaningful difference between the relations management and social awareness in risky and safe drivers. The rate of mistakes, errors, intentional and unintentional violations in risky drivers was more than the safe drivers and this difference was meaningful statistically. The results of this research showed that the personality characteristics and psychological components (emotional intelligence and driving behavior) have been different between the drivers and therefore these factors should be also considered in giving the certification to the drivers.