The differences of aviation human factors between individualism and collectivism culture

Wen Chin Li, Don Harris, Lon Wen Li, Thomas Wang

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Abstract

Culture is at the root of action; it underlies the manner by which people communicate and develop attitudes towards life. This research examined statistical differences in the 18 categories of Human factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS, Shappell & Wiegmann, 2003) across 523 aviation accidents in the Republic of China (a collective culture) and 119 aviation accidents in the USA (an individual culture) . The result suggests that the culture of individualism seems to be superior for promoting aviation safety compared to collectivist cultures, however, factors such as the design of the aircraft, the management procedures and the nature of safety regulation all have a strong Western influence from the individualist culture. All of these factors are culturally congruent with the USA. It is essential to identify the potential causal roots for these differences from the underlying factors in these aviation mishaps, and identify what kind of factors drive people to act or react to dynamic situations that either lead to an accident help to develop an effective accident prevention strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction: Interacting in Various Application Domains
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings
EditorsJulia A. Jacko
Pages723-730
Number of pages8
Volume5613 LNCS
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-02583-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume5613 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period19/07/0924/07/09

Keywords

  • Accident Investigation
  • Aviation Safety
  • Cross-culture
  • Human Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Li, W. C., Harris, D., Li, L. W., & Wang, T. (2009). The differences of aviation human factors between individualism and collectivism culture. In J. A. Jacko (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction: Interacting in Various Application Domains : 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, Proceedings (PART 4 ed., Vol. 5613 LNCS, pp. 723-730). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5613 LNCS, No. PART 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02583-9_78