Prediction of Vehicular Accident Involvement: A Meta-Analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Previous attempts to summarize the vehicular accident involvement literature have been nonquantitative. Outcomes of these reviews have also reflected the equivocality of research in this area. In an attempt to synthesize the diverse research findings into a collective result, a meta-analysis procedure that controlled for sampling error was used. Four classes of variables were identified as predictors of vehicular accident involvement. These were information-processing, cognitive ability, personality, and demographic/biographical variables. Moderate-to-marginally favorable overall meta-analysis results were obtained for selective attention, regard for authority, locus of control, and cognitive ability as predictors of vehicular accident involvement. Suggestions and directions for future research are discussed. © 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Arthur, W., Barret, G. V., & Alexander, R. A.

citation count

  • 98

publication date

  • June 1991