Investigating Factors Affecting Air Crew’s Safety Behavior

  • 陳 淑娟

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Aircrew plays an essential role in airlines’ safety record The current dissertation aims at developing two models to explore the relationships among the selected organizational group individual aspects’ factors and aircrew’s safety behaviors Based on the literature review and context of aircrew’s specific job characteristics pilots’ perceptions of their airlines Safety Management System (SMS) practice fleet managers’ morality leadership and self-efficacy are chosen as antecedents while safety motivation is served as a mediator to link to pilots’ safety behavior As for cabin crew flight attendants’ perceptions of SMS practice department managers’ benevolent leadership and core self-evaluations are the targeted indicators in the conceptual model while upward safety communication employed as the mediator The results analyzed by applying Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) technique indicate that all selected antecedents have significantly and positively direct or indirect effects on aircrew’s safety behaviors The mediating effects of pilots’ safety motivation and flight attendants’ upward safety communication have also been confirmed The findings contribute to enhancing both safety behavior related literature and airlines human resource management in practice Airlines are recommended to continuously improve SMS practice encouraging managers to perform morality and benevolent leadership applying self-efficacy and core self-evaluations as the criteria to recruit appropriate pilot and flight attendant candidates to enhance pilots’ safety motivation and flight attendants’ upward safety communication Aircrew’s safety behaviors are expected to be improved through the aforementioned implementations
Date of Award2014 Jan 13
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChing-Fu Chen (Supervisor)

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