Safety climate surveys have been criticized because theylack an explicit theoretical basis. We present validation data for a safetyclimate survey based on the job demands–resources (JD-R) theory anddesigned for use in a military aviation context. We tested measurement andstructural models based on JD-R theory across three datasets collected in 2014(N = 8,799), 2015 (N = 8,910), and 2016(N = 10,236). The measurement model fitted the data acrossthe three administrations, reliability estimates were satisfactory for allscales, and predictions based on JD-R theory were realized. The theory-basedinstrument can help to explain variance in safety outcomes through clearlyarticulated direct, indirect, and moderated pathways that have the potential toenrich reports on safety climate.
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors – American Psychological Association
Published: Jan 1, 2018