Effect of state anxiety on driver behavior with regard to self-reported in Iranian drivers

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Occupational Health, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Aims: The aims of this study was determination of driver behavior in car accident and analyzing the relationship between state anxieties (SA) with subscale of driving behavior. Materials and Methods: The self-reporting of the drivers was determined by using Manchester driving behavior questionnaire (DBQ) and Spielberger statetrait anxiety inventory in 168 drivers who had a crash while driving. Results: Independent t tests showed that violations (ordinary and aggressive) are the most common behavior in drivers, Pearson's correlation revealed that SA had a significant direct positive relationship with lapses (P < 0.01) and error subscales (P < 0.05), also Pearson's correlation showed that age had a negative significant relationship with factors of DBQ. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the results (according to the relationship between SA with error and lapses factor) that SA is destructive and affects the memory performance and mental process in the drivers and causes absent mindedness and imperfect memory function and process in these people during driving.


Volume 3, August
August 2014
Pages 8-12
  • Receive Date: 02 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 02 February 2023