593414 Aviation Human Factors: Locus of Control

Aviation Safety Locus of Control



For each of the following statements, please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.




1 If pilots follow all the rules and regulations, they can avoid many aviation accidents.
2 Accidents are usually caused by unsafe equipment and poor safety regulations.
3 Pilots should lose their license if they periodically neglect to use safety devices (for example, seat belts, checklists, etc.) that are required by regulation.
4 Accidents and injuries occur because pilots do not take enough interest in safety.
5 Avoiding accidents is a matter of luck.
6 Most accidents and incidents can be avoided if pilots use proper procedures.
7 Most accidents and injuries cannot be avoided.
8 It is the FAA's responsibility to prevent all aviation accidents.
9 Most pilots never think about safety during their flights.
10 Most accidents are due to pilot carelessness.
11 There are so many dangers in this world that you never know how or when you might be in an accident.
12 Most pilots will be involved in accidents or incidents which result in aircraft damage or personal injury.
13 Pilots should be fined if they have an accident or incident while "horsing around".
14 Most accidents that result in injuries are largely preventable.
15 Pilots can do very little to avoid minor incidents while working.
16 No matter how hard pilots try to prevent them, there will always be accidents.
17 Whether people get injured or not is a matter of fate, chance, or luck.
18 Pilots' accidents and injuries result from the mistakes they make.
19 Most accidents can be blamed on poor FAA oversight.
20 Most injuries are caused by accidental happenings outside people's control.
21 People can avoid getting injured if they are careful and aware of potential dangers.
22 It is more important to complete a flight than to follow a safety precaution that costs more time.
23 There is a direct connection between how careful pilots are and the number of accidents they have.
24 Most accidents are unavoidable.