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Title: Bus driving - can it be a good job?
Authors: Jones, Wendy
Haslam, Roger
Haslam, Cheryl
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: JONES, W., HASLAM, R. and HASLAM, C., 2013. Bus driving - can it be a good job? Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013, pp. 69 - 76.
Abstract: Bus driving is recognised as an occupation where jobs are typically of poor quality and can have adverse effects on health. The current study explored how job quality differed for bus and coach drivers from three companies, identifying the most realistic areas for improvement, based on the similarities and differences between the companies. It also confirmed the usefulness of this approach for ergonomics in general. In areas of stress management and low control there was found to be limited potential for change. Scope for improvement was found in planning of working hours, health and safety, and vehicle/maintenance quality in some companies. However, it was acknowledged that change was unlikely to occur unless employers could be persuaded that it would be beneficial to their organisation.
Description: This paper was published in Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b13826-18.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1201/b13826-18
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12401
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b13826-18
ISBN: 978-1-138-00042-1
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