Evaluating a fatigue management training program for coach drivers

Machin, M. Anthony (2003) Evaluating a fatigue management training program for coach drivers. In: Driver behaviour and training. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, UK, pp. 75-83. ISBN 0-7546-3835-9

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[Abstract]: A nonprescriptive fatigue management training program was developed that aimed at identifying specific factors contributing to coach driver fatigue and assisting coach drivers to develop more effective coping strategies to manage difficult or stressful work situations. The training program incorporated a strategy of presenting realistic, job related situations and multiple responses to drivers and asking them to indicate the effectiveness of each response in dealing with that situation. The advantage of using this methodology was that drivers were presented with stimulus material that was directly related to their work tasks, that is, had a high level of psychological fidelity. The evaluation of the training indicated that drivers who perceived the situational exercises as most realistic reported better training outcomes. Overall, the drivers reported positive reactions to the training, high levels of posttraining self efficacy, and strong level of transfer intentions.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 363.125 Int. Details of the definitive version are available at: https://www.ashgate.com/shopping/title.asp?key1=&key2=&orig=results&isbn=0%207546%203835%209
Depositing User: Prof Tony Machin
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: fatigue management; coach drivers
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2283

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