Gender Differences in Risk-Taking-Related Personality Traits and Risk Perception : Implications for Safety Training and Awareness Programs

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
Pages307-316
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

This study aims to examine gender differences among engineering students in terms of risk-taking-related personality traits and risk perception. Thirteen scenarios based on actual fatality cases in the construction industry were used in the analysis. A total of 100 engineering undergraduates (male: 63, female: 37) were interviewed to identify their risk-taking-related personality traits and risk perception. Among ten personality traits, results show that being adventurous was the only personality trait positively correlated with risk-taking behaviour among female respondents. Two personality traits, namely, being adventurous and arrogant, were positively correlated with risk-taking behaviour among male respondents. The personality trait of calm was negatively correlated with risk-taking behaviour among male respondents. In terms of risk perception, females were slightly lower than males. These findings can be used as a reference for designing different safety training and awareness programs for male and female engineers and workers in the construction industry.

Research Area(s)

  • Construction industry, Gender differences, Risk perception, Risk-taking behaviour, Risk-taking-related personality traits

Citation Format(s)

Gender Differences in Risk-Taking-Related Personality Traits and Risk Perception : Implications for Safety Training and Awareness Programs. / Wong, Kapo; Chan, Alan Hoi Shou; Alabdulkarim, Saad A.

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. 307-316 (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)