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Document ID (ISN)110383
CIS number 09-1382
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ku C.H., Smith M.J.
Title Organizational factors and scheduling in locomotive engineers and conductors: Effects on fatigue, health and social well-being
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.41, No.1, p.62-71. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract This study examined organizational factors and work scheduling at a North American railway freight operator to understand how occupational factors were related to fatigue, state of health and social well-being. Data were collected by means of a 148-item questionnaire distributed to a sample of 276 locomotive engineers and drivers (response rate 45.3%) and subjected to structural equation modelling. Social well-being was found to be an important mediator between scheduling and fatigue. The study also revealed a strong relationship between fatigue and health complaints. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work organization; state of health; locomotives; social aspects; maintenance; drivers; rail transport; fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; USA; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China); USA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Rail transportation
Fatigue