Comparison of Young Offender Drivers with Young Non-problematic Drivers

Pavel Řezáč, Veronika Kurečková, Petr Zámečník, Martina Trepáčová

Abstract


The study aims to identify whether there are differences in selected personal characteristics between young offender drivers (who lost their driving license) and young non-problematic drivers (who still have their driving license). This paper focuses on the differences in the area of self-esteem, emotional attachment to peers and attribution style. The research was conducted in 198 persons, out of which 103 were young offender drivers and 95 non-problematic drivers. Significant differences between groups of young offenders and non-problematic drivers were discovered in all measured areas. Young offender drivers, as opposed to young non-problematic drivers, score statistically lower values in the area of self-esteem and peer communication: concurrently, these drivers demonstrate statistically lower values in the area of self-esteem and in the area of alienation from their peers. At the same time, young offender drivers attribute externally, as opposed to non-problematic drivers.


Keywords


Young offender drivers, self-esteem, attribution style, attachment style

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