Impact of Age and Workload on Road Accidents among Yopougon Drivers In (Cote D’ivoire)


  • DJAHA Koffi Henri Senior Lecturer in social and work psychology, Félix Houphouët-Boigny University (Abidjan- Côte-d'ivoire)



Age, Workload, Driver, Road Accident


This study aims at examining the impact of age and workload on road traffic accidents in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. To this end, a questionnaire is administered to a sample of 100 “woro-woro” and “gbaka” taxi drivers in the district of Yopougon (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire). The subjects were divided into four groups, 2 by 2 according to size, gender, the economic situation of the parents, the number of members in the family of origin, the type of contract and professional seniority. More specifically, in each of the groups, there are 50 subjects, all of them male, from socioeconomically underprivileged parents, from extended families; they are all daily contract workers and each has 5 years of professional seniority. The data obtained are processed using the statistical technique of chi-square. This reveals two results. The first shows that teenage drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents than their adult colleagues. The second indicates that drivers with a high workload cause more road accidents than their peers with a low workload. Both the psychological theory of adolescence and behavioural theory are used to interpret these results.


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How to Cite

DJAHA Koffi Henri. (2022). Impact of Age and Workload on Road Accidents among Yopougon Drivers In (Cote D’ivoire). International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2).