Using a conceptual framework to investigate the factors influencing safety performance in a work model

Newnam, Sharon A., Griffin, Mark A., & Mason, Claire M. (2005) Using a conceptual framework to investigate the factors influencing safety performance in a work model. In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, November, Wellington, New Zealand.


Limited research has investigated the factors determining driving behaviour in the work-related driving setting. In a sample of 385 work-related drivers, this study applies a framework for systematically assessing drivers' perceptions of safety, integrating this framework with individual attributes, and using the combined set of variables to predict crashes in a work vehicle. The results revealed that motivation to drive a vehicle safely, but not safety knowledge influenced self-reported crashes. Safety motivation also mediated the link between self-efficacy and attitudes towards traffic safety and crashes in a work vehicle. The results of this study have provided a unique contribution to the safety and road safety literature by allowing for the systematic assessment of different types of employee perceptions and their relationship to crash involvement.

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ID Code: 6882
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Deposited On: 05 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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