"I always know what's going on." Assessing the Relationship between Perceived and Actual Situation Awareness across Different Scenarios

Edgar, Graham K and Catherwood, Dianne F and Sallis, Geoffrey and Brookes, David and Medley, Andrew (2012) "I always know what's going on." Assessing the Relationship between Perceived and Actual Situation Awareness across Different Scenarios. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 6 (11). pp. 1433-1434.

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Abstract

Effective performance in a situation relies on having a good awareness of that situation or at least, if SA is poor, being aware that this is the case. This study examined the bias (tendency to accept or reject available information) and actual and perceived SA of firefighters across two different situations The data suggested that, although actual SA and bia varied across the situations, perceived SA remained relatively constant. This raises the possibility that individuals may have a ‘resting level’ of perceived SA and that the tasks used in this study were effective in manipulating actual SA while perceived SA remained at the resting level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SA, Situation Awareness, Situational Awareness, Signal Detection Theory, QUASA, QASA, Quantitative Analysis of Situation Awareness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Graham Edgar
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 18:05
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 10:31
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/619

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