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dc.contributor.authorMohamed, S
dc.contributor.authorAli, TH
dc.contributor.authorTam, WYV
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:19:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:19:17Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-29T06:44:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0925-7535
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2008.01.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30421
dc.description.abstractIt is widely accepted that unsafe behaviour is intrinsically linked to workplace accidents. A positive correlation exists between workers' safe behaviour and safety climate on construction sites. Construction workers' attitude towards safety is influenced by their perception of risk, management, safety rules and procedures. Pakistan, a developing country, is currently experiencing a strong growth in its construction activities. Unfortunately, the enforcement of safety regulations in Pakistan is not widespread. Indeed, some relevant regulations are both outdated and irrelevant to daily construction operations. This paper investigates local construction workers' behaviour, perception and attitude toward safety, and attempts to link the research findings to the influence of national culture. A three-part interview-based questionnaire survey has identified that the majority of workers have a good degree of risk awareness and self-rated competence. Additionally, workers' intentional behaviour was empirically explained by their attitudes towards their own and management's safety responsibilities, as well as their perception of the risk they are generally exposed to in their workplace. The paper also reveals that workers operating in a more collective and higher uncertainty avoidance environment, are more likely to have safety awareness and beliefs, which can exhibit safer on-site behaviour
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom29
dc.relation.ispartofpageto35
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSafety Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleNational culture and safe work behaviour of construction workers in Pakistan
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMohamed, Sherif A.
gro.griffith.authorAli, Tauha H.
gro.griffith.authorTam, Vivian WY.


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