Ability perceptions, perceived control, and risk avoidance among male and female older drivers.

@article{Windsor2008AbilityPP,
  title={Ability perceptions, perceived control, and risk avoidance among male and female older drivers.},
  author={Timothy D. Windsor and Kaarin J. Anstey and Janine G. Walker},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          P75-83
        }
}
We used responses from telephone interviews conducted with a community sample of 304 older drivers to investigate associations between perceived control over driving, driving ability perception (an index of unrealistic optimism), and self-reported avoidance of high-risk driving situations. We also investigated associations between perceived control over driving, ability perception, and indices of well-being (life satisfaction and depressive symptoms). Our results indicated that perceived… CONTINUE READING

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