|Document ID (ISN)||110383|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Ku C.H., Smith M.J.
||Organizational factors and scheduling in locomotive engineers and conductors: Effects on fatigue, health and social well-being
||Jan. 2010, Vol.41, No.1, p.62-71. Illus. 31 ref.
||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.
||work organization; state of health; locomotives; social aspects; maintenance; drivers; rail transport; fatigue
||subjective assessment; USA; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China); USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)