Aviation Safety Locus of Control scale

  1. If pilots follow all the rules and regulations‚ they can avoid many aviation accidents.
  2. Accidents are usually caused by unsafe equipment and poor safety regulations.
  3. Pilots should lose their license if they periodically neglect to use safety devices (for example‚ seat belts‚ checklists‚ etc.) that are required by regulation.
  4. I Accidents and injuries occur because pilots do not take enough interest in safety.
  5. Avoiding accidents is a matter of luck.
  6. Most accidents and incidents can be avoided if pilots use proper procedures.
  7. Most accidents and injuries cannot be avoided.
  8. Most accidents are due to pilot carelessness.
  9. Most pilots will be involved in accidents or incidents which result in aircraft damage or personal injury.
  10. Pilots should be fined if they have an accident or incident while “horsing around”.
  11. Most accidents that result in injuries are largely preventable.
  12. Pilots can do very little to avoid minor incidents while working.
  13. Whether people get injured or not is a matter of fate‚ chance‚ or luck.
  14. Pilots’ accidents and injuries result from the mistakes they make.
  15. Most accidents can be blamed on poor FAA oversight.
  16. Most injuries are caused by accidental happenings outside people’s control.
  17. People can avoid getting injured if they are careful and aware of potential dangers.
  18. It is more important to complete a flight than to follow a safety precaution that costs more time.
  19. There is a direct connection between how careful pilots are and the number of accidents they have.
  20. 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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