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dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Sherifen_US
dc.contributor.authorAli, Tauhaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, Vivianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:27:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:27:02Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-29T06:44:07Z
dc.identifier.issn09257535en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2008.01.003en_AU
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 Indeed, some relevant regulations are both outdated and irrelevant to daily construction operations.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 behaviouren_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto35en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSafety Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310202en_US
dc.titleNational culture and safe work behaviour of construction workers in Pakistanen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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