This psychology research investigation is being conducted by
 
Dr. William E. Snell, Jr. and Michael W. Dorris
Department of Psychology
SE Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 - USA
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ROAD RAGE !

INVESTIGATION CONSENT FORM: This investigation is designed to examine people's perceptions about road rage. More specifically, in the present research you will be asked to respond to the items on a questionnaire dealing with your own personal views and attitudes about driving. This topic is a vital aspect of our lives, and as such we think that it is an important focus for study. Thus we encourage you to participate in this project. All of the information gathered in this project is completely confidential. The resulting information will be used only for research purposes. No individual other than the researcher (Dr. Snell and Michael W. Dorris) will ever have access to the responses which you provide in this study. Also, all of the information gathered in this project is anonymous. No names, including your own name, will be attached to the data itself. Any participant may withdraw from this project at any time--and there will not be any penalty for doing so.

INFORMED CONSENT: I do hereby give my informed consent to participate in this research project. I understand that participation in the project is entirely voluntary. I also understand that an individual may withdraw from the project at any time without being penalized in any way.



Please Type in Today's Date (month-day-year): 


Do you FREELY and WITHOUT PRESSURE 
consent to participate in this research (If so, type "YES"): 


PLEASE NO NOT COMPLETE THIS SURVEY 
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
This survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. 
Thank you.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:   The following questionnaire contains 25 statements about your driving behavior. There are no right or wrong answers, only responses that describe your own personal driving habits. Use the following scale to indicate how much each statement describes you (THEN, CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO RESPOND TO EACH ITEM): 

A = Never descriptive of me. 
B = Seldom descriptive of me. 
C = Sometimes descriptive of me. 
D = Often descriptive of me. 
E = Always descriptive of me. 
  How much do each of these statements describe you? Never
descriptive
of me
Seldom
descriptive
of me
Sometimes
descriptive
of me
Often
descriptive
of me
Always
descriptive
of me
1. I find myself yelling at other drivers--whether they can hear me or not.
2. I tailgate other drivers 
3. I feel exhausted after driving in traffic. 
4. I get angry when other drivers pass me on the interstate highway. 
5. I get angered by other drivers if they drive slower than me.
6. I get into physical fights with other drivers.
7. I honk my horn more than most other drivers. 
8. I speed around and pass most other drivers. 
9. I slam my brakes often when driving. 
10. I get angered by other drivers if they drive faster than me. 


PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.

  How much do each of these statements describe you? Never
descriptive
of me
Seldom
descriptive
of me
Sometimes
descriptive
of me
Often
descriptive
of me
Always
descriptive
of me
11. I find myself wishing to harm other drivers.
12. I feel that I have to "get back" at other drivers for wronging me. 
13. I feel that other drivers do not know how to drive well. 
14. I have been ticketed for reckless driving. 
15. I carry some type of weapon with me while driving. 
16. Other people do not like to ride in the automobile when I'm driving. 
17. I feel angry after my driving is complete. 
18. I do not look forward to driving in traffic. 
19. I feel that other drivers are trying to make me mad.
20. I feel that other drivers are following me.


PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.

  How much do each of these statements describe you? Never
descriptive
of me
Seldom
descriptive
of me
Sometimes
descriptive
of me
Often
descriptive
of me
Always
descriptive
of me
21. I try to "get away" from other drivers. 
22. I have to be the first one out at the stoplight or I get angry. 
23. I get into shouting matches with other drivers. 
24. I cut people off while driving 
25. I force people off of the road while driving. 


PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.

  How much do each of these statements describe you? Never
descriptive
of me
Seldom
descriptive
of me
Sometimes
descriptive
of me
Often
descriptive
of me
Always
descriptive
of me
B1. How often do you tailgate slower drivers?
B2. How often do you weave in and out of traffic? 
B3. How often do you drive on the shoulder of the road to get ahead in a traffic jam?
B4. How often do you purposely keep other vehicles from moving into your lane?
B5. How often do you pass where it is unlawful to pass?
B6. How often do you drive very fast or very slow?
B7. How often do you yell or make angry gestures at other drivers?
B8. How often do you honk to make someone go faster?
B9. How often do you use your high beams when there's a vehicle ahead of you or coming toward you?
B10. How often do you try to "teach a lesson" or get back at other drivers when they do something you think is wrong?

 

PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.
Copyright - 1999



SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS: The group of items below inquire about the types of feelings you have.  Each of the 21 groups of items has four options.  For each cluster of items, read and identify the statement that best reflects how you feel.  For example, you might choose "A" for your response to an item.  If so, then you would "click" the letter (A) next to the item number associated with that group of statements.
    Now go ahead and answer the questions below.  Be sure to answer every question, even if you are not sure.  Make sure you select only one statement for each of the 21 clusters of statements.
Please be honest in responding to these statements.
 

 

Select one response from each of the separate clusters of statements.

1. A.  I do not feel angry.
  B.  I feel angry.
  C.  I am angry most of the time now.
  D.  I am so angry and hostile all the time that I can't stand it.
     
2. A.  I am not particularly angry about my future.
  B.  When I think about my future, I feel angry.
  C.  I feel angry about what I have to look forward to.
  D.  I feel intensely angry about my future, since it cannot be improved.
     
3. A.  It makes me angry that I feel like such a failure.
  B.  It makes me angry that I have failed more than the average person.
  C.  As I look back on my life, I feel angry about my failures.
  D.  It makes me angry to feel like a complete failure as a person.
     
4. A.  I am not all that angry about things.
  B.  I am becoming more hostile about things than I used to be.
  C.  I am pretty angry about things these days.
  D.  I am angry and hostile about everything.
     
5. A.  I don't feel particularly hostile at others.
  B.  I feel hostile a good deal of the time.
  C.  I feel quite hostile most of the time.
  D.  I feel hostile all of the time.
     
6. A.  I don't feel that others are trying to annoy me.
  B.  At times I think people are trying to annoy me.
  C.  More people than usual are beginning to make me feel angry.
  D.  I feel that others are constantly and intentionally making me angry.
     
7. A.  I don't feel angry when I think about myself.
  B.  I feel more angry about myself these days than I used to.
  C.  I feel angry about myself a good deal of the time.
  D.  When I think about myself, I feel intense anger.
     
8. A.  I don't have angry feelings about others having screwed up my life.
  B.  It's beginning to make me angry that others are screwing up my life.
  C.  I feel angry that others prevent me from having a good life.
  D.  I am constantly angry because others have made my life totally miserable.
     
9. A.  I don't feel angry enough to hurt someone.
  B.  Sometimes I am so angry that I feel like hurting others, but I would not really do it.
  C.  My anger is so intense that I sometimes feel like hurting others.
  D.  I'm so angry that I would like to hurt someone.
     
10. A.  I don't shout at people any more than usual.
  B.  I shout at others more now than I used to.
  C.  I shout at people all the time now.
  D.  I shout at others so often that sometimes I just can't stop.
     

PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.

Select one response from each of the separate clusters of statements.

11. A.  Things are not more irritating to me now than usual.
B.  I feel slightly more irritated now than usual.
C.  I feel irritated a good deal of the time.
D.  I'm irritated all the time now.
12. A.  My anger does not interfere with my interest in other people.
B.  My anger sometimes interferes with my interest in others.
C.  I am becoming so angry that I don't want to be around others.
D.  I'm so angry that I can't stand being around people.
13. A.  I don't have any persistent angry feelings that influence my ability to make decisions.
B.  My feelings of anger occasionally undermine my ability to make decisions.
C.  I am angry to the extent that it interferes with my making good decisions.
D.  I'm so angry that I can't make good decisions anymore.
14. A.  I'm not so angry and hostile that others dislike me.
B.  People sometimes dislike being around me since I become angry.
C.  More often than not, people stay away from me because I'm so hostile and angry.
D.  People don't like me anymore because I'm constantly angry all the time.
15. A.  My feelings of anger do not interfere with my work.
B.  From time to time my feelings of anger interfere with my work.
C.  I feel so angry that it interferes with my capacity to work.
D.  My feelings of anger prevent me from doing any work at all.
16. A.  My anger does not interfere with my sleep.
B.  Sometimes I don't sleep very well because I'm feeling angry.
C.  My anger is so great that I stay aware 1-2 hours later than usual.
D.  I am so intensely angry that I can't get much sleep during the night.
17. A.  My anger does not make me feel anymore tired than usual.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to tire me out.
C.  My anger is intense enough that it makes me feel very tired.
D.  My feelings of anger leave me too tired to do anything.
18. A.  My appetite does not suffer because of my feelings of anger.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to affect my appetite.
C.  My feelings of anger leave me without much of an appetite.
D.  My anger is so intense that it has taken away my appetite.
19. A.  My feelings of anger don't interfere with my health.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to interfere with my health.
C.  My anger prevents me from devoting much time and attention to my health.
D.  I'm so angry at everything these days that I pay no attention to my health and well-being.
20. A.  My ability to think clearly is unaffected by my feelings of anger.
B.  Sometimes my feelings of anger prevent me from thinking in a clear-headed way.
C.  My anger makes it hard for me to think of anything else.
D.  I'm so intensely angry and hostile that it completely interferes with my thinking.
21. A.  I don't feel so angry that it interferes with my interest in sex.
B.  My feelings of anger leave me less interested in sex than I used to be.
C.  My current feelings of anger undermine my interest in sex.
D.  I'm so angry about my life that I've completely lost interest in sex.


PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.

Copyright - 1999

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS: The following demographic data will be used only to describe the group characteristics of the resulting sample of participants (e.g., 25% were single and 75% were married). They will not be used to identify individual responses.

1. What is your Marital Status? 
2. How long have you been married
    (total number of years)? 
"0" if never married.
3. How many children do you have? 
4. What is your own income? 
5. What is your spouse's income?  
6. What is your gender? 
7. What is your ethnic heritage? 
8. What is your religious heritage? 
9. What is your age? 
10. What is your spouse's age? 
11. Are you a student? 
12. How large is the place where you live?
13. How frequently do you attend church? 
14. What is your current living arrangement? 
15. Are your parents divorced? 
16. What is your level of education? 
17. What is your spouse's level of education? 
18. How old are you (number of years)?  optional.
19. What is your Race / Ethnicity?  optional.
20. In what country do you live (e.g., USA)?
21.  Are you employed?
22.  Do you drive for your living?
       (truck, taxi, bus driver)?
23.  How many miles per day 
       do you usually drive?
24.  How many driving tickets have 
       you received in your lifetime?
25.  How many auto accidents have 
       you had in your lifetime?

 

PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.
Copyright - 1999


 

INSTRUCTIONS:  For each item, click the response that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past 6 months.
1. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order, when you have to do a task that requires organization? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
2. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
3. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
4. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
5. How often do you feel restless or fidgety? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often
6. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn taking is required? Never
Rarely
Sometimes
Often
Very Often

PLEASE RESPOND TO ALL ITEMS.  THANK YOU.
Copyright - WHO



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