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Self-perceived psychological factors contributing to road rage at Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.advisor Ngcobo, H.S.B.
dc.contributor.advisor Kunene, T.S.
dc.contributor.author Nyezi, Vuyani Vitalis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-20T09:24:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-20T09:24:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/622
dc.description A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology) in the Department of Psychology, University of Zululand, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study was to find out the self-perceived psychological factors that may contribute to road rage in Empangeni. A phenomenological approach was adopted in this study to facilitate the understanding of the information gathered. The sample consisted of 10 participants, 9 males and 1 female. All participants were the drivers. Open-ended questions were asked from the participants. The findings of this study revealed the following themes: impatience, frustrations and anger; substance abuse contribution to bad driving; bad mood leading to aggressive driving; disrespecting other road users; poor compliance with the rules of the road; prolonged hours of driving leading to fatigue; family and work related problems impacting on drivers; attention and focus; gender issues; and bad driving viewed on media (television) impacting on drivers. The study concluded with a brief discussion on the limitations of the study and recommendations for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject road rage --Empangeni en_US
dc.subject Bad driving en_US
dc.title Self-perceived psychological factors contributing to road rage at Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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