The Relationship between Personal Particulars and Unsafe Behavioral Intention of Construction Workers in China

Posted: 28 Jun 2019

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Jian Zhang

School of Science Management and Real Estate

Pengcheng Xiang

School of Science Management and Real Estate

Date Written: June 23, 2019

Abstract

The construction industry has the highest number of casualties per accident and workers at construction sites are vulnerable to accidents. Current research on unsafe behavior mainly focuses on behavior-based safety and safety culture, and training for the elimination of unsafe behavior is carried out in a unified manner and is not treated differently according to individual characteristics. This study uses individual behavior as pointcut and establishes the connection between the two areas by designing a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior, and it is postulated that there exist connections among construction workers’ personal particulars and unsafe behavioral intention. SPSS software was used to perform exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and test the correlations through the data collected from 533 construction workers in China. The results showed that:

1) the questionnaire structure received proper reliability and validity;

2) the construction workers’ personal particulars have certain relationships with their unsafe behavioral intention.

In conclusion, our research explored the relationship between personal particulars and unsafe behavioral intention, which contribute to a better understanding of how construction workers understand their behaviors. The findings can help to improve the safety performance of construction workers through targeted differentiated training and promote the sustainable development of enterprise human resource management.

Keywords: Construction workers, Personal particulars, Unsafe behavioral intention, Sustainable development

JEL Classification: J12, J28, J62

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Jian and Xiang, Pengcheng, The Relationship between Personal Particulars and Unsafe Behavioral Intention of Construction Workers in China (June 23, 2019). Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3408895

Jian Zhang (Contact Author)

School of Science Management and Real Estate ( email )

Chongqing
China

Pengcheng Xiang

School of Science Management and Real Estate ( email )

Chongqing
China

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