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VIENNA RISK TAKING TEST TRAFFIC - WRBTV - 7 YEAR LICENSE

Model 64094

Vienna Risk Taking Test Traffic - WRBTV - 7 Year License
 
   
 

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.

OVERVIEW

Objective personality test, resistant to falsification, for assessing the individual willingness to take risk in traffic situations, using items with the latest multimedia technology.

APPLICATION

Measurement of the subjectively accepted level of risk in traffic situations.

Main areas of application: traffic psychology, industrial, and organizational psychology.

THEORETICAL BACKGROUND

This test assesses risk-taking behavior in potentially dangerous driving situations. In the literature the term "risk" is not used in a way which is by any means uniform. However, defining elements which all the different definitions have in common are the potential danger and the possibility of harm. (Schuster, 2000). The theoretical model on which the WRBTV is based is Wilde's theory of risk homeostasis (Wilde 1978, 1994). The dimension measured is the subjectively accepted level of risk.

ADMINISTRATION

Respondents are first asked to indicate the categories of vehicle for which they hold a driving license. Full instructions are then given; the subjects are told that they will be shown 24 driving situations. These are described in words before they are shown on-screen. Each driving situation is then presented twice. On the first occasion the respondents simply observe the situation. On the second occasion the respondent is required to press a key to indicate the point (the distance from the potential hazard) at which he would regard the selected driving maneuver as being critical or dangerous and would therefore no longer perform it. The first of the 24 driving situations serves as a practice item.

TEST FORMS

There is one test form.

SCORING

The variable "willingness to take risks in traffic situations" measures behavior in potentially hazardous driving situations.

RELIABILITY

Because of the validity of the Latency Model (Scheiblechner, 1978, 1979, 1985) for the latency times in the driving situations of the WRBTV, internal consistency is given. The reliability as measured by Cronbach's alpha is 0.92.

VALIDITY

Three independent studies have with the help of the Latency Model (Scheiblechner, 1978, 1979, 1985) demonstrated the test's construct validity with reference to the risk homeostasis theory of Wilde (1978, 1994). All the studies showed that the WRBTV measures the unidimensional personality construct "subjectively accepted level of risk". In addition, studies of convergent and divergent validity show significant correlations between the variable "willingness to take risks in traffic situations" and various tests measuring sensation-seeking and sense of responsibility. Correlations with unrelated personality traits and tests measuring mental speed and general intelligence do not differ significantly from zero.

Evidence for the criterion validity of the test was provided by a study carried out by Sommer, Arendasy, Schuhfried & Litzenberger (2005) which showed that a test battery that included WRBTV was able to correctly classify around 89% of drivers who had either had no accidents or a number of accidents (R=0.837; adj. R² = 0.636). The relative relevance of the WRBTV was 10.81%, which corresponds to a correlation coefficient of 0.197. In addition, Vogelsinger (2005) reports correlations of 0.32 and 0.23 between an individual's fastest speed on the motorway or average motorway speed and the variable "willingness to take risks in traffic situations".

NORMS

Norms are available for a representative sample (N=895) with an age range of 16 – 91; subsamples are also available partitioned according to gender, age and education.

TESTING TIME

The time required for the text is approximately 15 minutes (including the instruction and practice phase).

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

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The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures.

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Model 64094-50

Objective personality test, resistant to falsification, for assessing the individual willingness to take risk in traffic situations, using items with the latest multimedia technology.

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Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.