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Psykhe (Santiago)

versión On-line ISSN 0718-2228

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TROGOLO, Mario A; LEDESMA, Rubén D  y  MEDRANO, Leonardo A. Adaptation of the Aversion to Risk Taking Scale in Argentinian Drivers. Psykhe [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.1-16. ISSN 0718-2228.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/psykhe.28.1.1181.

Risk perception is one of the most relevant factors influencing human behavior and decision-making while driving. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Aversion to Risk Taking Scale in a convenience sample of 447 drivers (54.4% men; age range: 18-78 years) from Córdoba, Argentina. The scale was administered together with measures of driver social desirability, driving self-efficacy, and risky driving. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses support the unidimensional structure of the scale, in line with the original version. The internal consistency of the scale was acceptable (ordinal alpha = 0,77). In addition, evidence for concurrent validity was obtained. Scores were correlated with a driver social desirability scale, which yielded null or very weak correlations. Overall, results are satisfactory and support the use of the scale in Argentina. Implications of the study for research on traffic psychology are discussed and suggestions are made for improving the contents of the scale through the inclusion of new items.

Palabras clave : risk perception; drivers; Aversion to Risk Taking Scale; adaptation; Argentina.

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