The purpose of this paper is to develop a measurement scale to assess over‐the‐road commercial motor vehicle operators' attitudes toward safety regulations.
A literature review of the current USA motor carrier safety literature and general safety literature is conducted to determine the existence of a construct and measurement scale suitable for assessing truck drivers' attitudes toward regulations. As no existing construct is found, a new construct needs to be developed. A rigorous construct development process is conducted to establish the content domain, reliability, and validity of a new construct to measure truck drivers' regulatory attitudes.
The results of this paper shows a reliable and valid construct to measure truck drivers' perceptions of the general attitude, effectiveness, and enforcement of safety regulations.
This effort is the initial construct development process and use of the construct in theory testing studies is necessary.
The regulatory attitude construct is developed in support of a larger investigation into the behavioral aspects of truck driver safety. The broader study seeks to inform theory and practice as to how the trucking industry's regulatory environment influences truck drivers' safety‐related decisions and behaviors. By identifying the impact of the regulatory environment, safety program managers should be able to direct their educational and training efforts to influence factors that will result in better decisions and safer driving behaviors.
This construct development process marks the first attempt to comprehensively measure truck drivers' attitudes toward safety regulations.
Douglas, M.A. and Swartz, S.M. (2009), "A multi‐dimensional construct of commercial motor vehicle operators' attitudes toward safety regulations", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 278-293. https://doi.org/10.1108/09574090910981341Download as .RIS
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