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Measuring Anxiety-Related Avoidance With the Driving and Riding Avoidance Scale (DRAS)

Published on Dec 19, 2018in European Journal of Psychological Assessment2.225
· DOI :10.1027/1015-5759/a000502
Joanne E. Taylor17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Massey University),
Mark J.M. Sullman22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Nicosia),
Amanda N. Stephens17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Monash University, Clayton campus)
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Abstract. Driving anxiety is a common experience that, for those with high levels of driving anxiety, can markedly interfere with functioning, particularly because of avoidance behavior. The Drivin...
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