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The relationship between driving anxiety and driving skill: a review of human factors and anxiety-performance theories to clarify future research needs

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Abstract


  • This article examines theory and identifies gaps in research related to

    the role of driving skills in driving anxiety. Increasingly, investigators have

    examined the clinical features of driving anxiety and the more severe

    situation of driving fear and phobia, but the possible involvement of driving

    skills has been neglected. This is surprising given the potential implications

    for skills training and remediation in the assessment and treatment of some

    of those who experience driving anxiety, fear, and phobia. The largest body

    of relevant research comes from the driving and human factors literature

    on the relationship between anxiety and driving performance. The main

    theories addressing the relationship between anxiety and performance are

    examined, with specific attention to studies that have applied theoretical

    models to the driving situation. The paper identifies the need for further

    research regarding the relationship between driving skills and performance

    for individuals reporting driving anxiety. The implications for assessment

    and treatment are outlined, such as the role of driving task characteristics

    in planning exposure therapy.

UOW Authors


  •   Taylor, Joanne E. (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Podd, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Taylor, J., Deane, F. P. & Podd, J. (2008). The relationship between driving anxiety and driving skill: a review of human factors and anxiety-performance theories to clarify future research needs. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 37 (1), 28-37.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-50049093247

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2751&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1698

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 28

End Page


  • 37

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • New Zealand

Abstract


  • This article examines theory and identifies gaps in research related to

    the role of driving skills in driving anxiety. Increasingly, investigators have

    examined the clinical features of driving anxiety and the more severe

    situation of driving fear and phobia, but the possible involvement of driving

    skills has been neglected. This is surprising given the potential implications

    for skills training and remediation in the assessment and treatment of some

    of those who experience driving anxiety, fear, and phobia. The largest body

    of relevant research comes from the driving and human factors literature

    on the relationship between anxiety and driving performance. The main

    theories addressing the relationship between anxiety and performance are

    examined, with specific attention to studies that have applied theoretical

    models to the driving situation. The paper identifies the need for further

    research regarding the relationship between driving skills and performance

    for individuals reporting driving anxiety. The implications for assessment

    and treatment are outlined, such as the role of driving task characteristics

    in planning exposure therapy.

UOW Authors


  •   Taylor, Joanne E. (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Podd, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Taylor, J., Deane, F. P. & Podd, J. (2008). The relationship between driving anxiety and driving skill: a review of human factors and anxiety-performance theories to clarify future research needs. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 37 (1), 28-37.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-50049093247

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2751&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1698

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 28

End Page


  • 37

Volume


  • 37

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • New Zealand