Impact of safety culture implementation on driving performance among oil and gas tanker drivers: A partial least squares structural equation modelling (pls-sem) approach

Al Baraa Abdulrahman Al-Mekhlafi, Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha, Nicholas Chileshe, Mohammed Abdulrab, Ahmed Farouk Kineber, Muhammad Ajmal

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Abstract

This research aims to develop a safety culture model by investigating the relationship between safety culture and driving performance. In previous studies, safety culture has been one of the factors that determine safety issues. These issues were then contextually transformed via a pilot study and organized in the form of a theoretical model. The data were collected from 307 oil and gas tanker drivers in Malaysia through questionnaire surveys. Consequently, structural equation models of partial least squares (PLS-SEM) were applied to statistically assess the final model of this study. The results showed that the implementation of safety culture contributes to driving performance at a substantial level; there is a strong association with an effect of 67.3%. The findings of this research would serve as a benchmark for decision-makers in the oil and gas transportation sector, as promoting an awareness of safety culture should boost the efficiency of drivers. This research fills a gap in knowledge by identifying that positive safety culture practices and mindset are direct antecedents for the improvement of driver performance and, thus, the avoidance of road accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8886
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Driving performance
  • Oil and gas tanker drivers
  • Road safety
  • Safety culture
  • Structural equation modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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