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Measuring human performance of Malaysian train drivers: developing model using PLS approach

Sani, Jalil Azlis and Md Dawal, Siti Zawiah and Zakwan, Norhayati Mohmad and Mohideen Batcha, Mohd Faizal (2013) Measuring human performance of Malaysian train drivers: developing model using PLS approach. In: 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice (IJIE 2013), 6-9 Oktober 2013, Korea.


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The purpose of this paper is to address the assessment of validity and reliability of measured items used in survey research of train driver performance. This paper is a continuation from the first part of the research, which identified number of factors to be used on measuring human performance of train drivers and measured the impact of occupational stress and job satisfaction on train driver performance. The structural equation modelling (SEM) techniques and Partial Least Square (PLS) were adopted to assess the goodness of measures of constructs used in the model to examine the performance of the Malaysian train drivers. The measurement process involved assessment of construct validity of the items and followed by convergent validity. Then, the composite reliability was assessed with internal consistency measure of Cronbach’s alpha and discriminant validity was tested to assess the validity of the measurement. Statistical results confirmed that occupational stress was an influential factor of performance; however, job satisfaction did not affect the performance of the train driver. The findings of this research are useful for policy makers, train operating company (TOC), and practitioners to improve human performance and safety of railway system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 08:19
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:23
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4490
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