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Oral
July 27, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
OR27-82-3

SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF ILLEGAL STREET MOTORCYCLE RACING OFFENDERS IN MALAYSIA

[Speaker] Ismail, Rozmi:1
[Co-author] Norhayati, Ibrahim:1
1:Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)

The prevalence of motorcycle street racing in Malaysia is increasingly alarming and has become a major public concern. This study examines the relationship between socio-demographic and psychological profile of motorcycle street racers; such as their personality, aggressiveness and risk taking behaviour. This cross-sectional survey involved 564 illegal street motorcycle racing offenders engaged in motorcycle street racing. Data were collected using three validated questionnaires such as Big Five Inventory, Impulsive Sensation Seeking Scale and the Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire. The results showed that the majority of the respondents were not only engaged in street racing but also involved in other high-risk activities, such as involved in criminal activities (robbery and snatching) pornography, fighting and gambling. Neuroticism and sensation seeking traits were associated and good predictors of the aggression domain, such as physical aggression and anger. Further study is underway to conduct an intervention program for this group.
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