Study of train drivers' work motivation and its relationship to organisational factors in a Japanese railway company

Hidenori Fujino, Tomoko Horishita, Tomoyuki Sonoda, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

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Abstract

In this study, the authors examined work motivation of a train driver and investigated its relationship to organisational factors by using participant observation and a questionnaire survey. As a result, it was found that a crucial factor of a train driver's work motivation is his work definition and this factor determines his working style and his satisfaction with the job. Further, it was revealed that the driver's work definition is affected by positive feedback from the manager and managers' leadership behaviour by displaying their passion to maintain the quality of passenger transportation services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRail Human Factors
Subtitle of host publicationSupporting Reliability, Safety and Cost Reduction
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages621-630
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781138000377
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Conference on Rail Human Factors - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 5 2013Mar 7 2013

Publication series

NameRail Human Factors: Supporting Reliability, Safety and Cost Reduction

Other

Other4th International Conference on Rail Human Factors
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/5/133/7/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Transportation

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    Fujino, H., Horishita, T., Sonoda, T., & Yamaguchi, H. (2013). Study of train drivers' work motivation and its relationship to organisational factors in a Japanese railway company. In Rail Human Factors: Supporting Reliability, Safety and Cost Reduction (pp. 621-630). (Rail Human Factors: Supporting Reliability, Safety and Cost Reduction). Taylor and Francis - Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b13827-81