CAN ACCIDENTS BE PREDICTED? AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE COGNITIVE FAILURES QUESTIONNAIRE

A total of 159 youg men filled out a questionnaire designed to assess the frequency of various common mental slips. Their reponses were then compared with the driving records of the respondents. Those subjects reporting more mental slips were also more likely to have caused traffic accidents, but the relationship only emerged following exclusion of those subjects with remarkably bad driving records. In a second group of 152 men, questionnaire responses again differentiated those subjects who had caused accidents from those who had not.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Navy Personnel Research and Development Center

    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Larson, G E
    • Merritt, C R
  • Publication Date: 1991

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPRDC-JA-91-09
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM