In order to collect data of the present study permission was obtained from Middle East Technical University Graduate School of Social Science Ethics Committee.

Data of the present study was collected from traffic accident survivors in Turkey. For data collection online survey software called Survey Monkey was used. The sources of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and also email groups were used to collect data.

The written informed consent was prepared and given to the participants at the beginning of the measurement tools (See Appendix I). Individuals who accepted to participate in the study and approved the informed consent, filled out the Sociodemographic Information Form, Basic Personality Traits Inventory, Event Related Rumination Inventory, Ways of Coping Inventory, Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, Impact of Event ScaleRevised, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. The participants who are drivers also completed Positive Driver Behavior Scale.

In order to test the Hypothesis 6 (The changes in the positive driver behaviors as a result of the accident, for the drivers sample will positively predict PTG and will augment the explained variance of the model) of the present study, the cases including active driver participants were selected and the sample size of these active drivers was 187. For the statistical analyses including the variable of change in the positive driver behaviors, this sample including only active drivers was used.