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dc.contributor.authorMacandrew, Gordon Frederick Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T14:06:26Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T14:06:26Z
dc.date.issued1988en
dc.date.submitted1988en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/19066
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports the results of a major survey into the determinants of bus driver performance. Over 600 drivers in the Scottish Bus Group were given a battery of three psychological tests: (i) the Ingleton Word Recognition Test, (ii) the IPAT Culture Fair test of "g" and (iii) the Cattell 16PF. Scores on these were factor analysed along with age to give six second-order factors. Over forty measures of work performance were also collected for each driver; these were factor analysed and six factors emerged. Factor scores from the two analyses were correlated and the main dimensions of personality and performance determined. The thesis also presents a review of the history and structure of the British bus industry, and of the role and duties of the bus driver. Methodological issues in the research also receive detailed discussion. The results have already started to be applied in the selection of new drivers by the Scottish Bus Group.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAlready catalogueden
dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2016 Block 6en
dc.titleSome determinants of worker performance: bus drivers in the Scottish Bus Groupen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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