Personality and occupational accidents: Bar benders in Guangdong Province, Shenzhen, China

Sing, C.P. and Love, P.E.D. and Fung, I.W.H. and Edwards, D.J. (2014) Personality and occupational accidents: Bar benders in Guangdong Province, Shenzhen, China. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140 (7). ISSN 07339364 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Limited research has been undertaken to explore how Chinese construction workers' personality affects their safety behavior. Inappropriate behavior on-site can instigate serious accidents, injuries, or fatality as well as incur significant costs and loss of corporate reputation. To address this dearth within the extant literature, this paper uses Eysenck Personality Questionnaire to examine the complex relationship between the personality of Chinese construction workers (especially, bar benders) and occupational accidents. A significant relationship between personality, unsafe behaviors, and the extent of injury was identified. Using the results generated, a series of practical recommendations are proffered to reinforce behavioral safety training (and reduce accidents on-site), including suggestions for conducting training programs that can be tailored to construction workers with different personality traits. © 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Labor and personnel issues, Occupational accidents, Personality, Unsafe behavior, Accidents, Surveys, Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Occupational accident, Personality, Personnel issues, Unsafe behaviors, Occupational risks
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2016 11:53
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 11:53
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1855

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