Predictors of coach drivers' safety behaviour and health status

Machin, M. Anthony (2005) Predictors of coach drivers' safety behaviour and health status. In: 2nd International Conference in Driver Behaviour and Training, 15-17 Nov 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland.


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This study examined whether coach drivers' perceptions of organisational
safety climate mediated the relationship between their supervisor's leadership
style and a number of outcome measures including self-reported safety
behaviour, number of accidents and near misses, occupationally-induced
fatigue, job-related affective well-being, and symptoms of physical strain.
Forty-nine coach drivers from three companies in Australia completed a
cross-sectional survey. Standard multiple regression analyses were conducted
and these revealed that safety climate directly predicted all of the outcome
measures apart from the number of accidents and near misses drivers
reported. Transformational leadership was also a predictor of organisational
safety climate, confirming that organisational safety climate is a mediator of
the link between leadership style and the outcome measures. Managers who
emphasise the importance of safety to their drivers and who demonstrate a
transformational leadership style that shows concern for the welfare of the
drivers will encourage greater safety behaviour from drivers and better health
outcomes for drivers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Also published in Lisa Dorn (ed.), Driver Behaviour and Training - Volume II, Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing , (pp. 359-372). Deposited with the permission of the publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: coach drivers, safety behaviour, safety behavior,organisational safety, leadership style
Fields of Research (FoR): 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

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