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Main Title: Is Operators' Compliance with Alarm Systems a Product of Rational Consideration?
Author(s): Wiczorek, Rebecca
Manzey, Dietrich
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Most theories about operators' responses to alarm systems suggest that the operators' behavior is guided by their trust towards the system which in turn results from the subjective perception of system properties, namely the perceived reliability of the alarm system. However, some doubts about that assumption have arisen as recent research has not proven the mediating effect of trust. The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between alarm system properties, trust, and behavior. The alarm reliability was varied while keeping the other system properties constant. It was found that participants' response-rates to alarms were predicted by their perceived alarm reliabilities. However, no mediation by trust could be established. These results suggest that operators' behavior is not always guided by their trust towards the system. Under specific circumstances their compliance rather depends on rational consideration regarding the most efficient strategy.
Issue Date: 2010
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Subject(s): alarm systems
operator's behavior
Journal Title: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 54
Issue: 19
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/154193121005401976
Page Start: 1722
Page End: 1726
EISSN: 1541-9312
ISSN: 1071-1813
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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