Alan H S Chan

Alan H S Chan
City University of Hong Kong | CityU · Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

PhD
City University of HK

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Considering the increasing number in construction accidents in Mainland China and Hong Kong, research on improving the safety performance of construction personnel is important, given the essential role it plays in occupational safety development in industries. The present study aimed to assess the improving channels of safety performance through i...
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The construction industry has rapidly developed with continuous prosperity in Hong Kong and Mainland China, although accidents still occur with unacceptable frequency and severity. For promoting the safety issue of workers in construction industry, safety citizenship behavior (SCB) and safety consciousness (SC) were considered two influential const...
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This study aimed to explore age and gender differences in older adults’ mobile game acceptance. Factors affecting older adults’ game attitudes towards playing mobile games were examined using qualitative research methods. A structured questionnaire was utilised with 60 adults (30 females and 30 males) aged 50 and above. Five external factors influe...
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Telecare has the potential to tackle emerging problems in public healthcare resulting from the graying of population. This study aims to investigate the personal, social and regulatory factors associated with the telecare acceptance for older adults in Hong Kong. A structured questionnaire survey was administered to 110 seniors aged 60–80 years. Th...
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Introduction: Time series models play an important role in monitoring and understanding the serial dynamics of road crash exposures, risks, outcomes, and safety performance indicators. The time-series methods applied in previous studies on crash time series analysis assume that the serial dependency decays rapidly or even exponentially. However, t...
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This paper provides an overview of a series of spatial stimulus–response (S-R) compatibility studies which involved various audio/visual signals and hand/foot controls. The experiments examined the performance of right-handed/right-footed participants for various spatial stimulus–response (S-R) mapping conditions with signals and controls configure...
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Background: Although a growing body of research has investigated the theoretical and empirical models of work-life balance (WLB), the propositions of this phenomenon remain nonunified. Thus, a grounded theory approach was adopted to explore the viewpoints of workers regarding WLB and its determinants and consequences. Methods: Individual face-to...
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Video game training can effectively improve the cognition of older adults. However, whether video game types and game devices influence the training effects of video games remains controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to access and evaluate the effects of video game types and game devices in video game training on the cognition of older adults. I...
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Introduction: The phenomenon that construction workers do not use personal protective equipment (PPE) is a major reason for the high occurrence frequency of accidents in the construction industry. However, little efforts have been made to quantitatively examine the factors influencing construction workers' acceptance of PPE. Method: In the curre...
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Construction managers play critical roles in facilitating the retention and safety of an ageing workforce. This study aims to examine the factors underlying the high behavioural intention of construction managers to implement safety measures for their older workers. A vignette study was conducted amongst 161 construction managers in Hong Kong. The...
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The latent class clustering and latent segmentation-based models are employed to account for heterogeneity across different groups. Further, the random parameter variants of these modeling frameworks are employed to consider heterogeneity within the group. Both of these approaches have recently gained significant attention in road safety literature...
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Truck-related accidents in China have substantially increased. Truck driver safety issues have elicited considerable attention from transportation safety researchers. Driving anger is one of the most important factors that influence driving behaviour. However, little knowledge about the driving anger of truck drivers was available in the relevant l...
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This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting mobile game genre preference for older adults in Hong Kong. Experiments with four mobile games and face-to-face interviews were conducted with 40 adults over the age of 65. Six factors that affected the game preference of older adults were measured. Results showed a significant effect of age-rel...
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Most construction fatalities are attributable to falls from height, which are originally caused by the non-use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Accordingly, this study aimed to present a research model that integrates the technology acceptance model, safety management practices (including safety-offence points system, safety supervision and...
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Introduction: Construction sites exhibit unique hazardous characteristics. Hence, investigating the causes of fatal and nonfatal accidents is extremely important to promote safety on construction sites. Literature shows a risk perception (RP) scale for construction workers; to expand the existing research, this study aims to identify risky scenari...
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Personnel safety problems on the construction sites are still serious concerns, which need to be particularly emphasized and mitigated. In recent times, safety culture and safety citizenship behavior are considered influential to promote the safety of construction personnel. However, no study has focused on analyzing the correlation between safety...
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Bus drivers are parts of a safe transport environment. By selecting suitable humans for driving tasks, a work environment that boosts productivity and minimizes safety issues may be created. This paper reports the development and validation of the Bus Captain Aptitude Test (BCAT) for screening out bus captain applicants who have an inclination to d...
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Truck-related accidents account for a substantial portion of traffic accidents. Risky driving behavior is a main cause of traffic accidents. Understanding the risky driving behavior of truck drivers is therefore important in reducing truck-related accidents. This study aimed to propose and validate a research model that integrated a theory of plann...
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Work–life imbalance is a severe problem amongst most secondary school teachers in Hong Kong due to heavy workloads and long working hours. This paper examines the factors affecting the work–life balance of secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. An online questionnaire survey was conducted and 150 valid responses were received. In factor analysis,...
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Today's workers are struggling to achieve a balance between their work and personal life roles because of both specific needs and limited resources. This study explored the socioecological factors that influence work-life balance (WLB) and how they operate. The relationships between WLB, subjective wellbeing, employee wellbeing and quality time all...
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The Hong Kong construction industry is notorious for the high number of accidents and fatalities. Risk-taking is one kind of unsafe behavior that can result in accidents and injuries. The study reported here concerns a Construction Worker Risk-Taking Behavior (CoWoRTB) model and an attempt to gain an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms by whic...
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In view of the great number of accidents in the construction industry of both Hong Kong and Mainland China, research on the safety issues of construction personnel plays a significant role in industrial development and occupational health. Recently, although the safety consciousness (SC) and safety citizenship behavior (SCB) have been considered pr...
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The construction industry is recognized as a high-risk industry given that safety accidents and personnel injuries frequently occur. This study provided a systematic and quantitative review of existing research achievements by conducting social network approach to identify current states and future trends for the occupational safety of construction...
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This study aims to provide a synthetic examination of the determinants of the behavioral intention (BI) of older adults to use technology and to investigate the moderating variables that contribute to heterogeneity in prior literature. This study is developed through meta-analysis involving 35 primary studies over 15 years. Results indicate that pe...
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Recreational SCUBA diving is one of leisure behaviours but diving-related injuries and accidents have steadily grown over the past decade. The risk-taking tendency of an individual SCUBA diver can be a key determinant in incurring incidents. Nevertheless, studies that identify the type of risk-taking behaviours associated with SCUBA divers’ inciden...
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Background: The construction industry has rapidly developed with the continuous prosperity in Hong Kong and Mainland China, though accidents still occur with unacceptable frequency and severity. For promoting the safety issue of workers in construction industry, safety citizenship behavior (SCB) and safety consciousness (SC) were considered two inf...
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A discrete four-choice response task with auditory signal presentation and a joystick-controlled visual tracking task was used to investigate how spatial compatibility influences the dual-task performance of different display-control settings. It was found that the more incompatible the stimulus-response mapping, the longer the delay for both tasks...
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The number and scale of construction industry projects have developed rapidly worldwide. However, accidents in the industry still occur with unacceptable frequency leading to serious consequences for workers, companies and communities. Safety consciousness (SC) and safety citizenship behavior (SCB) have been identified as influential constructs tha...
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Ageing is accompanied by a general decline in physical health and a rise in chronic health problems . The increasing rate of workforce ageing and prolonged work life are likely to result in more workers working at older ages with potential diseases and disabilities. This study aims to examine the relationships between a series of chronic health pro...
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Aging of the workforce in Hong Kong has led to a labor shortage and increased occupational safety risks, particularly for physically demanding occupations. Work conditions should be designed to match the health and functional capacity of older workers to partly address the problems of labor shortage and safety. A cross-sectional questionnaire surve...
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The safety status of construction workers has been considered a promising research domain for the safety improvement of the construction industry. In this study, safety consciousness (SC) and safety citizenship behavior (SCB) of construction workers were tested in terms of the difference among various workloads, which was measured by “weekly workin...
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Job satisfaction is significant to the development of organisations and well-being of workers. This concept is important for retaining workers, improving productivity, enhancing employee loyalty and increasing profit. Given that no meta-analysis has been conducted to compare job satisfaction amongst different occupations, this study analyses the le...
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This study aimed to explore the acceptance level of older Chinese individuals in Hong Kong towards video shooting games (VSGs). Factors that influenced older adults to play VSGs were examined using qualitative research methods. A modified technology acceptance model (TAM) was used to explain and predict why older adults accept or reject VSGs. Exper...
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The impacts of the work–life balance arrangement on organisational performance is a growing concern amongst researchers and practitioners. This study synthesised 202 records from 58 published papers to evaluate the relationship between the work–life balance arrangement and organisational performance by means of a meta-analysis. The organisational p...
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This study aimed to identify critical factors that influence acceptance of automated vehicles among drivers. The focus of this study was on automated vehicles (AVs) of level 3 (conditional driving automation) as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. A research model was proposed here by using the technology acceptance model (TAM) with tru...
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The proliferation of technology offers potential solutions for enhancing the well-being of older adults. However, older adults often have low digital literacy and are disengaged from the digital world. With age-appropriate training, older adults are expected to acquire a wide range of technological skills and bridge the digital divide. Through the...
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This study used a qualitative approach to explore the attitudes and experiences of construction workers towards the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and examine the underlying reasons why construction workers use or avoid the use of PPE at work. Sixty face-to-face individual interviews with Hong Kong construction workers were conducted to...
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High-quality road traffic injury data is the foundation of monitoring progress and evaluating effectiveness of road traffic injury prevention efforts. Unfortunately, official road traffic injury statistics that are delivered by governments worldwide, are often believed somewhat unreliable and invalid. We summarized the reported problems concerning...
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Labels and declarations are one of the tools of environmental management aimed at improving human behavior with regard to the environment. The development process of environmental labels and declarations has been strongly recommended to include participatory consultation with users. Research studies on participatory design of environmentally friend...
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This research reviews the empirical studies on the risk perception of construction workers from January 2010 to April 2019. Results show that the risk perception of construction workers is an important construct in understanding their behavior at work. Previous studies have attempted to assess the cognitive risk perception of construction workers b...
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This book contains revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers, selected from presentations at the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2018) held in Hong Kong, 14-16 March, 2018. Topics covered include engineering physics, communications systems, control theory, automation, engineeri...
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Introduction Older people are known as digital immigrants who are not born in the digital age and face many difficulties to effectively use information technology (IT). Therefore, the role of behavioral intervention such as observational learning becomes increasingly salient to assist older people to learn IT skills for better technology adoption....
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The Visual Field (VF) principle has been found to apply in many situations, but has not been tested under many possible conditions of operator posture with different display and control locations. In this research we used four display locations, four control locations relative to a seated operator and tested the strength of population stereotype fo...
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Introduction: The construction sector is leading in the number of accidents and fatalities; risk perception is the key to driving these numbers. Previous construction safety studies on risk perception quantification have not considered affective risk perception of construction workers or conducted comprehensive reliability and validity testing. Th...
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Background: Control selection in heavy machinery may be a problem due to the poor compatibility of the commonly-used single line of vertical levers for controls. Objective: This study examined the effects of control arrangements on directional compatibility and participant responses in terms of choice/function of controls. Methods: We investig...
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Older construction workers are vulnerable to accident risks at work. Work behavior affects the occurrence of accidents at construction sites. This study aims to investigate the organizational and personal factors that underlie the safety behaviors of older construction workers considering their age-related characteristics. A cross-sectional questio...
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Due to the wide existence of heterogeneous nature in traffic safety data, traditional methods used to investigate motorcyclist rider injury severity always lead to masking of some underlying relationships which may be critical for the formulation of efficient safety countermeasures. Instead of applying one single model to the whole dataset or focus...
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There has been no subsequent meta-analysis examining the effects of long working hours on health or occupational health since 1997. Therefore, this paper aims to conduct a meta-analysis covering studies after 1997 for a comparison. A total of 243 published records were extracted from electronic databases. The effects were measured by five condition...
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This study aims to examine gender differences among engineering students in terms of risk-taking-related personality traits and risk perception. Thirteen scenarios based on actual fatality cases in the construction industry were used in the analysis. A total of 100 engineering undergraduates (male: 63, female: 37) were interviewed to identify their...
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Safety climate is an important construct for determining construction safety. This study aims to examine the validity and reliability of a safety climate scale on the basis of its aggregate-level data characteristics, with the use of 5-, 7-, and 10-point Likert-type scales, and to investigate the influence of the number of response categories on th...
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China’s construction industry has experienced a long period of development and reform but compared to developed countries, safety on construction sites in China continues to present serious problems. Safety consciousness and safety citizenship behaviour are influential factors related to safety issues in the construction industry and may play a dir...
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Behavioral-based safety is an important application of behavioral science that can be used to address safety problems in the construction sector. An understanding of construction worker risk-taking behavior is deemed to be a crucial basis on which concerned authorities and construction companies can develop effective safety interventions to reduce...
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Purpose: the aim of this paper is to minimize the risks of new product development and shorten time-to-market, particularly for high-tech enterprise where the complexity of the product generate vast amount of failure mode.Design/methodology/approach: first, the concept of Critical Consideration Factor (CCF) is introduced based on product-specific t...
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Image magnification often results in disorientation through loss of orientation and location during inspection. This study investigated the effects of three different magnification modes viz. full screen, circular, and fixed-area on visual inspection performance. Also, to improve participants’ global orientation with respect to the original product...
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In the context of a fast aging population, ubiquitous usage of smart wearable systems can alleviate the social burden caused by the increasing need of older adults for healthcare and assistance. To facilitate and encourage the use of smart wearable systems among older adults, this study investigated the factors that contribute to the acceptance of...
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Existing studies show contradictory evidence on the relationship between ageing and occupational safety and health (OSH). The present study presents a systematic review of international research on age-related occupational accident risks for the last 30 years using meta-analysis technique. A summary of odds ratios on occupational risk incidence of...
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Two experiments are reported on the steering of a tracked vehicle through straight-line courses and corners to determine the relationships between movement time and control accuracy with the geometry of the course, such as the vehicle width, the track width and the type of corner. For straight line tracking, Drury’s law in which movement time (MT)...
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With the dramatic increase in motorization, road traffic crashes have become the leading cause of death in China. To reduce the losses associated with road safety problems, it is important to understand the risk factors contributing to the high crash rate among Chinese drivers. This study investigated how driving anger and aberrant driving behavior...
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The purpose of this research was to construct a Chinese customer satisfaction model for medical services and to identify the key elements that influence customer satisfaction. Eighty seven valid responses from inpatients were collected using a survey questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was employed to estimate and adjust the proposed model....
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Working environments have various risks, which result in accidents and casualties. [...]
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This paper demonstrates the latest ultra-fine pitch scalability of off-chip IC assembly on an 18 um pitch chip-on-film (COF) package fabricated by novel fully additive process (FAP) with Ni-free surface finish plating, immersion Au/ electroless Pd/ immersion Au (IGEPIG). The COF assembled with Au-Au diffusion bonding method is evaluated in terms of...
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High accident rates have been a complicated and persistent problem in the Hong Kong construction industry. This situation has stimulated this investigation into factors that influence the risk-taking propensity of construction workers. However, interviewing workers who had a bad experience is problematic because changes in attitude and perception m...
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The tactile sense is of increasing importance in contemporary human–machine interface design as a means of improving operator information processing performance under sensory resource competitive circumstances. However, there is not enough knowledge of some aspects of human tactile identification ability for different surface textures with varying...
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Much is known about leg/foot movement times when there is a single target constraint - that in the direction of the movement. We report two experiments that investigated the effects of an additional constraint that was perpendicular to the direction of the movement. In Experiment 1, a standard Fitts' task was used but with targets that varied in he...
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When moving to grasp an object having adjacent obstacles that limit the space available for placing the fingers, the time for the reach/grasp is dependent on the distance of reaching and the space available for finger placement. Here we model the time taken in terms of these variables and develop mathematical models for the reach and grasp phases o...
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This study examined color-concept associations among designers and non-designers with commonly used warning and operation concepts. This study required 199 designers and 175 non-designers to indicate their choice among nine colors to associate with each of the 38 concepts in a color-concept table. The results showed that the designers and non-desig...
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An experiment was aimed at determining the effect of the location of the movement on the movement time taken. The movements were made within the normal working area (NWA), zone of convenient reach (ZCR) and outside the zone of convenient reach. The latter movements required trunk movement to reach the movement zone. It was found that movement time...
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Driving anger poses a serious threat to road safety. Increasing attention is being paid on this issue, with driving anger usually measured by a 14-item version of the Driving Anger Scale (short DAS). However, driving anger problem in China has received limited research attention and there is no corresponding Chinese version of the short DAS. This s...
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This preliminary study aimed to explore the perceptions and attitudes of older Chinese people (over 60 years of age) in Hong Kong towards gaming by adopting a qualitative research method and to investigate the factors that motivate them to participate in gaming. A face-to-face interview was conducted with 20 older Chinese people in Hong Kong. The q...