Influence of Personality and Safety Climate on Risk Perception of Hong Kong Construction Workers

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 publicationProceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018
EditorsS. I. Ao, Oscar Castillo, Craig Douglas, David Dagan Feng, A. M. Korsunsky
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages921-926
VolumeII
ISBN (Print)9789881404886
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Volume2234
ISSN (Print)2078-0958
ISSN (Electronic)2078-0966

Conference

Title26th International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2018)
PlaceHong Kong
Period14 - 16 March 2018

Abstract

This study examined the effects of personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and openness to experience) and safety climate on risk perception among construction workers. The sample consisted of 107 employees from Hong Kong construction companies. Structural equation modeling was used to test the effects of personality traits and safety climate on risk perception. The results showed that risk perception of construction workers was negatively influenced by extraversion and openness to experience, but was positively affected by agreeableness and conscientiousness. In addition, safety climate of work organization had positive influence on risk perception of construction workers. These findings offered both theoretical and practical implications for broadening our understanding of risk perception and improving risk perception of construction workers.

Research Area(s)

  • personality, risk perception, safety climate

Citation Format(s)

Influence of Personality and Safety Climate on Risk Perception of Hong Kong Construction Workers. / MAN, Ken S.S.; CHAN, Alan H.S.

Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2018. ed. / S. I. Ao; Oscar Castillo; Craig Douglas; David Dagan Feng; A. M. Korsunsky. Vol. II Newswood Limited, 2018. p. 921-926 (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science; Vol. 2234).

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