Safety climate factors, group differences and safety behaviour in road construction

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Title Safety climate factors, group differences and safety behaviour in road construction
Author Litherland, Debbie; Glendon, Ian
Journal Name Safety Science
Editor Professor A. R. Hale
Year Published 2001
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science
Abstract This study determines the factor structure of safety climate within a road construction organization using a modified version of the safety climate questionnaire (SCQ). It also investigates the relationship between safety climate and safety performance. The SCQ was administered to 192 employees from two districts and in two job categories  construction and maintenance. A behavioural observation measure of safety performance was also developed. Factor analysis derived six factors, which were similar to those obtained in an earlier study using the SCQ. Differences in the safety climate of job sub-groups were found on two of the factors. No differences between the two districts were found. No relationship was found between safety climate and the safety performance measure. While identical safety climate factors cannot apply to all organizations, some general safety climate factors may emerge. Discussion focuses upon the measurement of safety climate.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2001 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 39
Issue Number 0
Edition 0
Page from 157
Page to 188
ISSN 0925-7535
Date Accessioned 2002-04-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Behavioural Basis of Health; Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Subject Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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