Marek Bekier, a PhD student within the School of Aviation has published his first paper investigating the predictors of automation acceptance with Air Traffic Controllers (ATC). The results of an on-line survey with 500 ATCs revealed the traditional predictors of automation acceptance such as age, trust and job satisfaction explain up to 7% of the variance. These results suggest traditional predictors of automation acceptance are changing and future research needs to investigate what other factors account for individuals' willingness to accept higher levels of automation.
Bekier, M., Molesworth, B. R. C., & Williamson, A. (2011). Defining the Drivers for Accepting Decision-Making Automation in Air Traffic Management. Ergonomics, 54, 347-356.