IE students’ study on safe driving behaviors of Pinoy drivers wins award in an int’l conference

Three BS-Industrial Engineering students won the second place in the Undergraduate Research Competition Division of the 14th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), held from February 11-14, 2024.

The team of John David Bicera, Nestor Paul Casipit, and Abigaile De Jesus presented their work entitled “Factors Affecting Perceived Safe-Driving Behavior of Filipino Private Car Drivers: An Integration of Protection Motivation Theory and the Three Broad Domains of Ergonomics”.

Examining the increasing concern about global and local road traffic accidents, the study explored the factors affecting the driving behaviors among Filipino private car drivers. It utilized the Protection Motivation Theory, Three Broad Domains of Ergonomics, and the structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. The study likewise found provided notable insights for researchers and policymakers in curating interventions to enhance road safety.

The team was guided by Department of Industrial Engineering Laboratory Supervisor Engr. Yoshiki B. Kurata, PhD, CIE.

Sponsored by Daikin Applied – Virtual, the annual IEOM conference provides professionals in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management field a forum for exchanging ideas about research and developments in their field.

First reported in the Thomasian Engineer.

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