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Article: Empirical Investigation of Factors Contributing to the Psychological Safety Climate on Construction Sites

TitleEmpirical Investigation of Factors Contributing to the Psychological Safety Climate on Construction Sites
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
Citation
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2015, V. 141, n. 11, article no. 04015038 How to Cite?
AbstractEmployees’ safety climate perceptions dictate their safety behavior because individuals act based on their perceptions of reality. Extensive empirical research in applied psychology has confirmed this relationship. However, rare efforts have been made to investigate the factors contributing to a favorable safety climate in construction research. As an initial effort to address the knowledge gap, this paper examines factors contributing to a psychological safety climate, an operationalization of a safety climate at the individual level, and, hence, the basic element of a safety climate at higher levels. A multiperspective framework of contributors to a psychological safety climate is estimated by a structural equation modeling technique using individual questionnaire responses from a random sample of construction project personnel. The results inform management of three routes to psychological safety climate: a client’s proactive involvement in safety management, a workforce-friendly workplace created by the project team, and transformational supervisors’ communication about safety matters with the workforce. This paper contributes to the field of construction engineering and management by highlighting a broader contextual influence in a systematic formation of psychological safety climate perceptions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218857
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.152
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.219

 

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dc.contributor.authorShen, Y-
dc.contributor.authorKoh, TY-
dc.contributor.authorRowlinson, SM-
dc.contributor.authorBridge, AJ-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:56:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:56:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2015, V. 141, n. 11, article no. 04015038-
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218857-
dc.description.abstractEmployees’ safety climate perceptions dictate their safety behavior because individuals act based on their perceptions of reality. Extensive empirical research in applied psychology has confirmed this relationship. However, rare efforts have been made to investigate the factors contributing to a favorable safety climate in construction research. As an initial effort to address the knowledge gap, this paper examines factors contributing to a psychological safety climate, an operationalization of a safety climate at the individual level, and, hence, the basic element of a safety climate at higher levels. A multiperspective framework of contributors to a psychological safety climate is estimated by a structural equation modeling technique using individual questionnaire responses from a random sample of construction project personnel. The results inform management of three routes to psychological safety climate: a client’s proactive involvement in safety management, a workforce-friendly workplace created by the project team, and transformational supervisors’ communication about safety matters with the workforce. This paper contributes to the field of construction engineering and management by highlighting a broader contextual influence in a systematic formation of psychological safety climate perceptions.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Construction Engineering and Management-
dc.rightsJournal of Construction Engineering and Management. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleEmpirical Investigation of Factors Contributing to the Psychological Safety Climate on Construction Sites-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailShen, Y: johnshen@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailKoh, TY: tasykoh@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailRowlinson, SM: hrecsmr@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityRowlinson, SM=rp01020-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001021-
dc.identifier.hkuros254741-
dc.identifier.spage04015038-
dc.identifier.epage04015038-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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