Driving Behavior among Different Groups of Iranian Drivers Based on Driver Coping Styles

Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Siyamak Pourabdiyan, Akbar Hassanzadeh, Aliakbar Lotfi


Background: This study aimed to assess driving behavior of Iranian drivers based on their coping styles (problem‑oriented, emotion‑oriented, and avoiding).

Methods: This study was conducted on 610 drivers divided into four different groups. The drivers’ behaviors and coping styles were
evaluated using driver behavior questionnaire (DBQ) and coping inventory for stressful situations.

Results: The results showed a signifcant difference among the three coping styles regarding the mean scores of DBQ dimensions (P < 0.001). In addition, the emotion‑oriented drivers obtained higher mean scores compared to those with other coping styles.

Conclusions: It can be concluded that emotion‑oriented drivers were more susceptible to crashes compared to those with problem‑solving and avoidance coping styles.

Keywords: Coping styles, driving behavior, emotion‑oriented drivers

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