Improving the Safety Performance of Construction Workers through Individual Perception and Organizational Collectivity : A Contrastive Research between Mainland China and Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Article number14599
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number21
Online published7 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022



Considering the increasing number in construction accidents in Mainland China and Hong Kong, research on improving the safety performance of construction personnel is important, given the essential role it plays in occupational safety development in industries. The present study aimed to assess the improving channels of safety performance through individual perception and organizational collectivity in a quantitative way by integrating safety motivation as the transition role between individual and organizational levels. The questionnaire survey was conducted with 180 participants from Hong Kong and 197 responses from Mainland China. Structural equation modeling was applied to investigate and compare the direct, indirect, and mediating effects among different safety constructs. This study is unique, as it firstly integrates the theories of personal cognition and group interaction together with the mechanism of safety performance development. Such integration can increase the effectiveness of reducing the unsafety of construction workers at both individual and organizational levels, thereby reducing the numbers of construction accidents, and promoting healthy occupational development of the personnel.

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  • comparative study, individual perception, organizational collectivity, safety performance

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