The accident risk management questionnaire (ARM-Q): a report on two validation studies

Fogarty, Gerard J. and Shardlow, Todd (2004) The accident risk management questionnaire (ARM-Q): a report on two validation studies. In: 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004, 29 Sep-3 Oct 2004, Sydney, Australia.


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Safety is a major concern in the modern workplace and it is now not uncommon to see safety attitude questionnaires used in selection, as well as training settings. As with any other psychometric instrument, it is essential that the usage of such tests be justified through validation studies. This paper reports on two validation studies of the Accident Risk Management Questionnaire (ARM-Q), an instrument that is widely used for selection and training purposes in Australia and overseas. The first study analysed the profiles of 159 transport workers and found tentative evidence for the factorial validity of the ARM-Q. The second study examined the predictive validity of the questionnaire. ARM-Q scores were collected from 680 employees working for 14 different road transport companies in Australia. In the months that followed, data were also collected on safety measures such as accident rates, workers’ compensation costs, and hours lost through accidents. Meta-analytic techniques were then used to estimate the relationship between scores on the ARM-Q and these safety indicators. The results showed small but reliable relationships, supporting the test developer’s claims that the instrument has predictive validity in work settings such as those found in the present study.

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Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 94-98). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.' The correct APA citation for this paper is: Fogarty, G., & Shardlow, T. (2004). The accident risk management questionnaire (ARM-Q): A report on two validation studies. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference: Psychological Science in Action (pp. 113-117). IBN 0-909881-25-1, 29 Sept - 3 October 2004, Sydney, NSW: Australian Psychological Society.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 23:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: accident prevention; safety survey; safety climate; meta-analysis; road transport
Fields of Research : 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
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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