Road Rage by Maria L. Garase

By Maria L. Garase

Garase examines competitive using and street rage between students. Her technique is predicated in Agnew's basic pressure thought (GST) (1992). She makes use of GST concept to incorporate the 3 assets of pressure, situational and trait anger, and coping mechanisms (peer relationships and self-control). pressure has a right away, optimistic, major courting with highway rage, and likewise an oblique impact during the coping mechanism of peer habit. Garase concludes that pressure in addition to trait anger play major roles in making a choice on who's more likely to perform acts of competitive riding and street rage.

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Evolution of Agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST) Subscribing to the idea that the transportation and home environments as well as individual differences play an integral role in whether an individual engages in road rage behavior, it is important that a theory 41 42 Road Rage address these components in a general sense. Agnew’s strain theory (1992) has evolved over the years to include three major sources of strain: (1) strain as the actual or anticipated failure to achieve positively valued goals, (2) strain as the actual or anticipated removal of positively valued stimuli, and (3) strain as the actual or anticipated presentation of negatively valued stimuli.

Thus, the aversive environment has a direct impact on delinquency and an indirect effect on delinquency through anger (Agnew, 1985). In order to assess the causal relationship between environmental adversity and delinquency, Agnew (1989) conducted a longitudinal study using data from the Youth in Transition study with a nationally representative sample of adolescent boys. The first data collection took General Strain Theory 45 place in the fall of the 1966 (N=2,213) and the second data collection commenced in the spring of 1968 (N=1,886).

2002, p. 722-723), which was developed from interviews with students, faculty, and community members. , 2002). , 2002). 88. 81. 65. , 2002). 90. The Total Aggressive Expression (TAE) scale is employed in this study. , 2001). The Driving Survey (DS) is a compilation of measures of aggression, risky behavior, and crash-related events. There are three core subscales in the survey: driving related aggression, risky behavior, and crash-related outcomes. , 2001). , running a red light or speeding 20+ miles an hour over the limit).

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