Investigating the individual and organisational predictors of work-related driving crash involvement in Ethiopia

Mamo, Wondwesen Girma, Newnam, Sharon, & Tulu, Getu Segni (2014) Investigating the individual and organisational predictors of work-related driving crash involvement in Ethiopia. Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 23, pp. 156-164.

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The rate of road traffic injury and death in Ethiopia is at a critical level when compared to rates in high-income countries. Considering the enormity of this issue, research is to identify groups of high-risk road users and the factors contributing to their crash involvement. This study focuses on work-related drivers. This study explores driving behaviour as a mediator of the relationship between organisational and individual attribute factors and self-reported crashes in a sample of 213 work-related drivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The hypothesised framework identifies driving behaviour as the most proximal determinant of self-reported crashes, and safety values, role overload and self-efficacy as antecedents of driving behaviour. With the exception of the relationship between self-efficacy and driving behaviour, all the hypothesised relationships were supported. We make recommendations for intervention approaches that are theoretically focused and sensitive to the cultural context.

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ID Code: 67110
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethiopia, Road traffic safety, Work-related driving, work-related crash
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.01.001
ISSN: 1369-8478
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour , [VOL 23, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.01.001
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2014 22:03
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2015 15:17

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