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dc.contributor.authorMyers, Douglas J
dc.contributor.authorNyce, James M
dc.contributor.authorDekker, Sidney WA
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:26Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-09-23T00:14:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0001-4575
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aap.2013.12.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63048
dc.description.abstractThe concept of culture is now widely used by those who conduct research on safety and work-related injury outcomes. We argue that as the term has been applied by an increasingly diverse set of disciplines, its scope has broadened beyond how it was defined and intended for use by sociologists and anthropologists. As a result, this more inclusive concept has lost some of its precision and analytic power. We suggest that the utility of this "new" understanding of culture could be improved if researchers more clearly delineated the ideological - the socially constructed abstract systems of meaning, norms, beliefs and values (which we refer to as culture) - from concrete behaviors, social relations and other properties of workplaces (e.g., organizational structures) and of society itself. This may help researchers investigate how culture and social structures can affect safety and injury outcomes with increased analytic rigor. In addition, maintaining an analytical distinction between culture and other social factors can help intervention efforts better understand the target of the intervention and therefore may improve chances of both scientific and instrumental success.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom25
dc.relation.ispartofpageto29
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
dc.relation.ispartofvolume68
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation, logistics and supply chains
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode409999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3509
dc.titleSetting culture apart: Distinguishing culture from behavior and social structure in safety and injury research
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDekker, Sidney


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