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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


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Modification of S. Rosenzweig test to study driver’s frustration reactions 1909


Velikanov L.V.
MA in Psychology, Moscow, Russia

Tolstykh N.N.
Doctor of Psychology, Division Head of the Social Psychology of Development, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The authors present own modification of S. Rosenzweig picture association test, designed to study the specifics of frustration reactions of drivers in various traffic situations. In this version the classic set of 24 drawings is combined with an additional one, designed by the authors and containing similar psychological content where the frustrated character is always the driver in difficult — from a psychosocial point of view — traffic situations. Since in the original test set there are already six drawings with “on the road” situations, they have been included in both sets. As a result the participants get 42 pictures each. Additionally, the design of all the drawings — clothes, hairstyles, vehicles (cars, motorcycles) — has been changed and unified in accordance with modern style. The new modified version has been tested on a sample of 40 drivers, half — men and half — women. Each group was divided by age and driving experience accordingly. Thus, the frustration reactions of the four subgroups were compared: women aged 20 to 30 years with driving experience up to 10 years, women aged 30 to 40 years with driving experience more than 10 years, men aged 20 to 30 years with driving experience up to 10 years; men aged 30 to 40 years with driving experience of over 10 years. The differences were checked with Student’s t-test. The specific frustration reactions in traffic situations identified in all subgroups mentioned above as well as comparisons between male and female drivers, ages and driving experience, are presented in the article. These data allow the conclusion about the productivity of the proposed modification.

Keywords: frustration, frustration reactions, picture association test, traffic situations, driver

Column: Methodological Tools


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