Examining a non-prescriptive approach to fatigue management in coach drivers

Machin, M. A. (2003) Examining a non-prescriptive approach to fatigue management in coach drivers. In: 5th Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference 2003: Advancing Creative Solutions in Science and Practice, 26-29 Jun 2003, Melbourne, Australia.

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Non-prescriptive fatigue management strategies are currently being trialled in the Australian transport sector. A 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 is that drivers are presented with stimulus material that is directly related to their work tasks, that is, has 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 post-training self-efficacy, and strong levels of transfer intentions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only published.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:55
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 02:46
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/11292

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