Causes and Consequences of Air Rage in Canada: Cases in Newspapers
Smart, Reginald G., Mann, Robert E., Canadian Journal of Public Health
Objectives: To outline the causes and consequences of air rage, describe victims and perpetrators, suggest hypotheses for further study and compare road rage to air rage cases.
Method: We analyzed 29 air rage cases reported in the Canadian Press for the time period 1998 to 2000.
Results: It was found that excessive alcohol use and tobacco smoking were the most important precipitating factors. Physical aggression was common in air rage but serious injuries were not. The psychological stress of air rage for passengers must be considerable but it has not been assessed. Air rage and road rage are predominantly attributable to young males. However, alcohol and …
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Publication information: Article title: Causes and Consequences of Air Rage in Canada: Cases in Newspapers. Contributors: Smart, Reginald G. - Author, Mann, Robert E. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Volume: 94. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2003. Page number: 251. © Canadian Public Health Association Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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