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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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RUIZ PEREZ, JOSÉ IGNACIO  and  SERGE RODRIGUEZ, ANDREA CECILIA. Use of Mobile Technologies for Driving, Road Accidents, Health, and Psychological Variables in Colombian Drivers. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2022, vol.31, n.2, pp.77-92.  Epub Oct 03, 2022. ISSN 0121-5469.

The aim of this investigation is to show the relationships between the use of Mobile Driving Applications and Devices (MDAD) with self-reported road accidents, anger, physical health, and subjective wellbeing, in three types of Colombian drivers. The sample is non-randomized (n = 1149) and 93.2% are male drivers. Results showed that (a) for professional drivers, there is an inverse correlation between the use of MDAD with lower driving frequency during weekdays and a higher educational level, (b) for occasional drivers, GPS use was directly associated with fatal road accidents and low driving frequency during weekdays, (C) for private drivers, correlations were found between MDAD broader usage, higher levels of both aggression and perceived driving difficulty as well as physical health problems mainly hypertension and diabetes. It is necessary to conduct in-depth research on MDAD uses, health, and driving styles, by controlling social desirability.

Keywords : health; mobile applications for driving; psychological variables; road accidents.

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