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)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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.
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 (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

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