An investigation of the relationship between organizational climate and professional drivers' driver behaviours

Oz B., ÖZKAN T., Lajunen T.

SAFETY SCIENCE, vol.48, no.10, pp.1484-1489, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.07.009
  • Journal Name: SAFETY SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1484-1489
  • Keywords: Professional drivers, Driver behaviours, Organizational culture, Organizational climate, Safety climate, CULTURE, INVOLVEMENT, VIOLATIONS, ACCIDENTS, SKILLS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between organizational climate and driver behaviours of professional drivers. The sample consisted of 230 male professional drivers. The participants completed a questionnaire including the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ), Hofstede's Organizational Culture Scale, and a background information form. Results of the factor analysis of Hofstede's Organizational Culture Scale yielded two dimensions, which were named as "work orientation" and "employee consideration". Analyses of Covariance (ANCOVA) revealed significant main and interaction effects of organizational climate on errors, and violations after controlling for the statistical effects of age, annual mileage and the organization types. Drivers with low scores of work orientation reported significantly higher frequencies of errors and violations than drivers with high scores of work orientation. It was also found that drivers with low scores of employee consideration reported higher frequencies of errors and violations than drivers with high scores of employee consideration. The effect of interaction between work orientation and employee consideration dimensions was only found on the frequencies of violations. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.