Australian general aviation accident data show pilots whoconduct operations into adverse weather, when against the rules, remain as asignificant cause of fatal accidents. This paper presents the background,methodology, and results of a theory of planned behavior (TPB) elicitationstudy, which extracted key psychological beliefs of aircraft pilots in suchcircumstances. The present study established a psychometric survey instrumentwith items that are valid and reliable, to then further explore the TPBpsychological constructs concerning the intentions of pilots when presented withadverse weather. Given the principled deliberations associated with rule-relatedbehavior, the project explores an extension of the TPB by investigating theaddition of two psychological constructs – personal norms and anticipatedaffect and their power to provide a discrete contribution and improvedexplanation of variance.
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors – American Psychological Association
Published: Dec 2, 2021