Learning to drive: learners' self-reported cognitive failure level predicts driving instructor's observation rating of driving performance

Elfering, Achim; Ruppen, Veronique; Grebner, Simone (2013). Learning to drive: learners' self-reported cognitive failure level predicts driving instructor's observation rating of driving performance. International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics, 19(3), pp. 485-491. Central Institute for Labour Protection

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OBJECTIVES Evidence increases that cognitive failure may be used to screen for drivers at risk. Until now, most studies have relied on driving learners. This exploratory pilot study examines self-report of cognitive failure in driving beginners and error during real driving as observed by driving instructors. METHODS Forty-two driving learners of 14 driving instructors filled out a work-related cognitive failure questionnaire. Driving instructors observed driving errors during the next driving lesson. In multiple linear regression analysis, driving errors were regressed on cognitive failure with the number of driving lessons as an estimator of driving experience controlled. RESULTS Higher cognitive failure predicted more driving errors (p < .01) when age, gender and driving experience were controlled in analysis. CONCLUSIONS Cognitive failure was significantly associated with observed driving errors. Systematic research on cognitive failure in driving beginners is recommended.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Elfering, Achim and Grebner, Simone

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1080-3548

Publisher:

Central Institute for Labour Protection

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

25 Apr 2014 07:44

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

PubMed ID:

24034876

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43916

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