Psychological Assessment for Bus Captain Selection

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume IV: Healthcare and Healthy Work
EditorsNancy L. Black, W. Patrick Neumann, Ian Noy
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages106-111
VolumeIV
ISBN (Electronic)9783030746117
ISBN (Print)9783030746100
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume222
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Title21st Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021)
LocationVirtual
Period13 - 18 June 2021

Abstract

Bus drivers are parts of a safe transport environment. By selecting suitable humans for driving tasks, a work environment that boosts productivity and minimizes safety issues may be created. This paper reports the development and validation of the Bus Captain Aptitude Test (BCAT) for screening out bus captain applicants who have an inclination to drive aggressively in job selection process. The BCAT consists of 55 questionnaire items based on seven psychological factors which are considered as possible influencers of the disciplinary performance of drivers. A total of 387 bus captains are involved in completing the BCAT. The reliability assessment results show that the internal consistency reliability for all the seven factors in the BCAT is acceptable. Amongst the seven factors, the ‘impulsivity’ factor is significantly and negatively correlated with the disciplinary performance of the existing bus captains, implying a moderate level of the criterion-related validity of the BCAT. The results of reliability assessment and validity testing of the BCAT suggested that it is a psychologically sound instrument for effective bus captain selection.

Research Area(s)

  • Aptitude test, Occupational drivers, Psychological factors

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Citation Format(s)

Psychological Assessment for Bus Captain Selection. / Man, Nga; Man, Siu Shing; Zhang, Tingru; Chan, Wing Hong; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou.

Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021): Volume IV: Healthcare and Healthy Work. ed. / Nancy L. Black; W. Patrick Neumann; Ian Noy. Vol. IV Cham : Springer, 2021. p. 106-111 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems; Vol. 222).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review