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The relationship between emotional awareness and human error in aviation

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dc.contributor.advisor Von der Ohe, Hartmut Stipp, Andrea 2018-02-27T13:28:11Z 2018-02-27T13:28:11Z 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Stipp, Andrea (2017) The relationship between emotional awareness and human error in aviation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract The general purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between emotional awareness and human error in aviation. A quantitative analysis approach was used to explore this by means of a cross-sectional survey design. The independent variable emotional awareness and the dependent variable human error were contextualised and operationalised. During the empirical phase, biographical information was collected and the Hartmann Emotional Boundary Questionnaire was administered to a purposive sample consisting of 173 aircrew members within the South African Air Force. Factor analysis revealed an eight-factor structure: involved; exactness; blend; openness; structured; unstructured; flexibility; and imagination. No differentiation was found between the mustering groups in relation to emotional awareness and human error. However, correlations differentiated between aircrew with zero human error and aircrew with “more than ten years’ aviation experience”. The test for differences between human error and the emotional awareness sub-construct "imagination" indicated a medium significance. From this relationship, the researcher deducted that “imaginative aircrew are prone to err”. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 184 leaves) : illustrations (some color)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Aircrew en
dc.subject Emotional awareness en
dc.subject Situational awareness en
dc.subject Human error en
dc.subject.ddc 363.12414
dc.subject.lcsh Aeronautics -- Safety measures en
dc.subject.lcsh Aeronautics -- Satety regulations en
dc.subject.lcsh Work -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Emotions -- Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Aeronautics -- Human factors en
dc.subject.lcsh Aircraft accidents -- Investigation en
dc.title The relationship between emotional awareness and human error in aviation en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology en M. Com. (Industrial and organisational Psychology

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