Journal article

Self-reported aggression amongst active cyclists

Amanda N Stephens, Steve O'Hern, Steve Trawley, Kristie L Young, Sjaan Koppel

Accident Analysis & Prevention | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

There is a paucity of research regarding aggressive behaviours of on-road cyclists and the consequences that aggression may have on their safety. To address this, we examined self-reported anger-based aggression in a sample of "active" cyclists (N = 623: males = 69%) defined as those who regularly ride a bicycle on-road (all rode at least once a week, 64% rode between 4-7 days per week). Using the Cyclist Anger Expression Inventory (CAX) three broad types of anger-based aggression were identified: 1) constructive ways of dealing with anger, 2) verbal aggression and 3) personal physical aggression. Cyclists reported that most to almost all of the time they deal with anger in adaptive construc..

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