The ability of the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ) to predict

accidents and job performance ratings was investigated. A participant pool

of 240 electrical workers anonymously completed the CFQ and an information

sheet. Results indicated that CFQ scores and the Blunder factor could predict

automobile accidents and work accidents, while the Blunders and Distractibility

subscales could predict overall performance ratings. Additionally, to increase the

generalizability of the study both self-reports and objective reports of safety behavior

were collected. Results demonstrated that both types of reports overlapped

substantially. Implications and limitations of the present study are discussed, as

well as future research.