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Truck Drivers’ Experiences and Perspectives Regarding Factors Influencing Traffic Accidents: a Qualitative Study

Moonaghi, H.K., Ranjbar, H., Heydari, A. and Scurlock-Evans, Laura ORCID: (2015) Truck Drivers’ Experiences and Perspectives Regarding Factors Influencing Traffic Accidents: a Qualitative Study. Workplace Health & Safety, 63 (8). pp. 342-349. ISSN Print: 2165-0799 Online: 2165-0969

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Traffic accidents are a major public health problem, leading to death and disability. Although pertinent studies have been conducted, little data are available in Iran. This study explored the experiences of truck drivers and their perspectives regarding factors contributing to traffic accidents. Eighteen truck drivers, purposively sampled, participated in semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. A main theme, lack of ability to control stress, emerged as a factor influencing the incidence of traffic accidents. This main theme was found to have three subthemes: poor organization of the job, lack of workplace facilities and proper equipment, and unsupportive environment. Although several factors were found to contribute to traffic accidents, their effects were not independent, and all were considered significant. Identifying factors that contribute to traffic accidents requires a systematic and holistic approach. Findings could be used by the transportation industry and community health centers to prevent traffic accidents.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: qualitative study, truck drivers, traffic accidents, Iran
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2019 07:02
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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