Trait mindfulness & self-reported driving behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Matvienko-Sikar, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-26T11:12:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-26T11:12:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-10
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, G. and Matvienko-Sikar, K. (2019) 'Trait mindfulness & self-reported driving behaviour', Personality and Individual Differences, 147, pp. 250-255. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.05.002 en
dc.identifier.volume 147 en
dc.identifier.startpage 250 en
dc.identifier.endpage 255 en
dc.identifier.issn 0191-8869
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8103
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.paid.2019.05.002 en
dc.description.abstract Trait mindfulness is considered a protective factor for a number of risky health behaviours, yet the relationship between mindfulness and driving behaviours remains underexplored. In the current study, 657 participants completed the Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale, Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Manchester Driving Behaviour Questionnaire, Driving Behaviour Survey and Driving Cognitions Questionnaire, as well as questions concerning driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, phone use when driving and collision history. The findings suggest that trait mindfulness is associated with decreased engagement in problematic driving behaviours including errors, lapses, willful violations of road rules, aggressive driving and phone use. Mindfulness was also associated with reduced anxious driving behaviours and reduced negative thoughts while driving. Observed effects were relatively small, though for most variables measured, safe driving was more strongly correlated with trait mindfulness than it was with age or driving experience. Overall, this study highlights important mechanisms for future examinations of mindful driving interventions. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886919302818
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
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dc.subject Trait mindfulness en
dc.subject Driving en
dc.subject Trait anxiety en
dc.title Trait mindfulness & self-reported driving behaviour en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Gillian Murphy, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: gillian.murphy@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-05-10
dc.date.updated 2019-06-26T11:05:01Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Personality and Individual Differences en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress gillian.murphy@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress karen.msikar@ucc.ie en


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