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The driving cognitions questionnaire: development and preliminary psychometric properties
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Frank P Deane, University of Wollongong
  • John Podd
  • Joanne Taylor
  • S G Hofmann
  • W T Roth
  • Anke Ehlers
  • T Ehring
RIS ID
19690
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Publication Details

Ehlers, A., Taylor, J., Ehring, T., Hofmann, S. G., Deane, F. P., Roth, W. T. & Podd, J. (2007). The driving cognitions questionnaire: development and preliminary psychometric properties. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21 (4), 493-509.

Abstract
Recent research has suggested that fear of driving is common in the general population. People may have various concerns when driving, and instruments for the assessment of these concerns are lacking. The present paper describes the development and preliminary evaluation of the Driving Cognitions Questionnaire (DCQ). The DCQ is a 20-item scale that measures three areas of driving-related concerns--panic-related, accident-related, and social concerns. In three separate samples from different countries (n=69, 100, and 78), the scale showed good internal consistency and substantial correlations with measures of the severity of driving fear. It discriminated well between people with and without driving phobia. It also showed convergent validity with other measures. The questionnaire shows promise for use in research and clinical practice.
Citation Information
Frank P Deane, John Podd, Joanne Taylor, S G Hofmann, et al.. "The driving cognitions questionnaire: development and preliminary psychometric properties" (2007) p. 493 - 509
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fdeane/59/