A demands-resources view of safety climate in military aviation

Fogarty, Gerard J. and Cooper, Ryan and McMahon, Sarah (2018) A demands-resources view of safety climate in military aviation. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 8 (2). pp. 76-85. ISSN 2192-0923

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Abstract

Safety climate surveys have been criticized because they lack an explicit theoretical basis. We present validation data for a safety climate survey based on the job demands–resources (JD-R) theory and designed for use in a military aviation context. We tested measurement and structural models based on JD-R theory across three datasets collected in 2014 (N = 8,799), 2015 (N = 8,910), and 2016 (N = 10,236). The measurement model fitted the data across the three administrations, reliability estimates were satisfactory for all scales, and predictions based on JD-R theory were realized. The theory-based instrument can help to explain variance in safety outcomes through clearly articulated direct, indirect, and moderated pathways that have the potential to enrich reports on safety climate.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access top Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 04:42
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 04:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: safety climate, job demands, job resources, JD-R, safety behaviors
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880303 Air Safety
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810101 Air Force
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1027/2192-0923/a000141
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34994

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