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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||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.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||coach drivers, safety behaviour, safety behavior,organisational safety, leadership style|
|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
|Subjects:||380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380100 Psychology > 380108 Industrial and Organisational Psychology|
320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321200 Public Health and Health Services > 321201 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007 10:27|
|Last Modified:||01 Nov 2011 14:21|
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