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Self- and peer-assessments of ambulance drivers' driving performance
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Departement of Educational Measurement.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
2012 (English)In: IATSS Research, ISSN 0386-1112, Vol. 36, no 1, 40-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to develop and examine the quality of the Ambulance Driver Self-assessment Questionnaire (ADSQ) and the Ambulance Driver Peer-assessment Questionnaire (ADPQ) measuring aspects of, driving performance, driving style and driving competence. In addition the ADSQ measures self-reflection and safety-attitudes. The aim of the study was also to examine ambulance drivers' self- and peer-assessments as well as to examine the accuracy of self-assessments by comparing self-assessed and peer-assessed driving performance, driving style and competence. 76 ambulance drivers employed at two ambulance stations in northern Sweden completed ADSQ and ADPQ. Item analyses were conducted to examine the psychometric properties of the items, and based on the results some revisions were made to improve the questionnaires. The revised questionnaires were functioning rather well, although some subscale demonstrated low internal consistency. Subscale inter-correlations provided support for construct validity. Self- and peer-assessments indicated safe driving performance and good driver competence, which is positive from a traffic safety perspective. A comparison of mean self- and peer-assessment ratings, controlling for age, gender and driving experience showed no significant differences, except for the subscale overtaking. This indicates that ambulance drivers' self-assessments are realistic in most areas.

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2012. Vol. 36, no 1, 40-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-report; Driving behavior; Driving skill; Insight-training
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52890DOI: 10.1016/j.iatssr.2012.02.001OAI: diva2:507488
Available from: 2012-03-05 Created: 2012-03-05 Last updated: 2012-11-19Bibliographically approved

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