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The Mediating Effect of Life Stress in the Relationships Between Commercial Drivers' Stress Coping Styles and Problematic Drinking Behaviors
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The Mediating Effect of Life Stress in the Relationships Between Commercial Drivers' Stress Coping Styles and Problematic Drinking Behaviors
CHUNG, Eun-Kyoung; LEE, Suran; KIM, Jong Dae; SOHN, Young Woo;
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 Abstract
In spite of the efforts to reduce traffic accidents of commercial vehicles, the number of driving under the influence (DUI) of commercial drivers has been increasing. This study examines the effect of stress coping style of commercial drivers on driving behaviors. Specifically, this research aims to find the role of life stress as a mediator in the relationships between the stress coping style and problematic drinking behaviors. 1308 licensed commercial vehicle drivers participated in this research. Results showed that life stress mediated the relationships between problem focused strategies, wishful thinking strategies, passive avoidance strategies and problematic drinking behaviors. These findings indicate that educating drivers to change their stress coping styles would be helpful to inhibit them from being involved in drunken driving.
 Keywords
commercial vehicle drivers;driver education;life stress;problematic drinking behaviors;stress coping style;
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Korean
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