n Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa - Validation of the Automation Attitude Questionnaire for airline pilots
|Article Title||Validation of the Automation Attitude Questionnaire for airline pilots|
|© Publisher:||Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Journal||Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||44 - 63|
|Keyword(s)||Automation Attitude Questionnaire, Aviation, Factor analysis, Flight deck, Human factors and Psychometric|
This article reports on the construction of the Automation Attitude Questionnaire (AAQ), which assesses airline pilots' perceptions about operating advanced commercial aircraft. A total of 262 airline pilots from a large South African carrier participated in the validation of the instrument. A five-factor measurement model was established after applying several rounds of exploratory factor analysis. The five factors associated with pilots' perceptions of advanced flight deck automation were labelled understanding, training, trust, workload, and design. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients and the mean inter-item correlation of each factor were highly satisfactory and confirmed the homogeneity and unidimensionality of the five-factor solution for the AAQ.
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