Aviation Safety Locus of Control scale

David R. Hunter‚ 2001
  • If pilots follow all the rules and regulations‚ they can avoid many aviation accidents.
  • Accidents are usually caused by unsafe equipment and poor safety regulations.
  • Pilots should lose their license if they periodically neglect to use safety devices (for example‚ seat belts‚ checklists‚ etc.) that are required by regulation.
  • I Accidents and injuries occur because pilots do not take enough interest in safety.
  • Avoiding accidents is a matter of luck.
  • Most accidents and incidents can be avoided if pilots use proper procedures.
  • Most accidents and injuries cannot be avoided.
  • Most accidents are due to pilot carelessness.
  • Most pilots will be involved in accidents or incidents which result in aircraft damage or personal injury.
  • Pilots should be fined if they have an accident or incident while “horsing around”.
  • Most accidents that result in injuries are largely preventable.
  • Pilots can do very little to avoid minor incidents while working.
  • Whether people get injured or not is a matter of fate‚ chance‚ or luck.
  • Pilots’ accidents and injuries result from the mistakes they make.
  • Most accidents can be blamed on poor FAA oversight.
  • Most injuries are caused by accidental happenings outside people’s control.
  • People can avoid getting injured if they are careful and aware of potential dangers.
  • It is more important to complete a flight than to follow a safety precaution that costs more time.
  • There is a direct connection between how careful pilots are and the number of accidents they have.
  • Most accidents are unavoidable.
Coefficient Alpha for the 10-item Internal and External subscales were‚ 0.69 and 0.63‚ respectively‚ based on a sample of 477 cases.
Strongly Agree (5) to Strongly Disagree (1)
Internal = q1 + q3 + q4 + q6 + q10 + q13 + q14 + q18 + q21 + q23
External = q2 + q5 + q7 + q12 + q15 + q17 + q19 + q20 + q22 + q24
This instrument can be found at: http://www.avhf.com/html/Researcher/ASLOC_Civil.asp

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