Aggregate-Level Data Characteristics of Safety Climate with Different Likert-Type Scales

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors
EditorsPedro M. Arezes
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages180-189
ISBN (Electronic)9783030204976
ISBN (Print)9783030204969
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume969
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Title10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2019)
PlaceUnited States
CityWashington
Period24 - 28 July 2019

Abstract

Safety climate is an important construct for determining construction safety. This study aims to examine the validity and reliability of a safety climate scale on the basis of its aggregate-level data characteristics, with the use of 5-, 7-, and 10-point Likert-type scales, and to investigate the influence of the number of response categories on the validity and reliability of a safety climate scale. A total of 104 construction workers participated in this study. Results showed that the mean, variance, and internal consistency reliability of the 5-, 7-, and 10-point Likert-type scales had no considerable difference. Among the three scales, the responses for the 7-point Likert scale tended to be normally distributed. Therefore, this study provides theoretical contributions to the literature on construction industry safety climate and suggests the use of the 7-point Likert scale in measuring safety climate in the construction industry.

Research Area(s)

  • Construction safety, Likert-type scale, Safety climate

Citation Format(s)

Aggregate-Level Data Characteristics of Safety Climate with Different Likert-Type Scales. / Man, Siu Shing; Ng, Jacky Yu Ki; Law, Kar Ying; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou.

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors. ed. / Pedro M. Arezes. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 180-189 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 969).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)