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The Effects of Safety Leadership of Manager and Safety Climate in the Organization on the Workers' Safety Behaviors

관리자의 안전 리더십과 조직 내 안전 분위기가 근로자의 안전행동에 미치는 효과

  • Moon, Kwangsu (Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Jaehee (Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Oah, Shezeen (Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University)
  • Received : 2013.01.02
  • Accepted : 2013.04.08
  • Published : 2013.04.30

Abstract

This study examined the influence of safety leadership of manager and safety climate of the organization on the workers' safety behavior. Especially, this study examined a mediating effect of safety climate on the relationship between safety leadership and safety behaviors. 219 workers were asked to respond to the questionnaires that measured various demographic variables, safety climate, safety leadership and safety behaviors. A hierarchical regression was conducted to identify variables that had significant relationships with safety behaviors and to examine the mediating effect of safety climate. Results indicated that the safety leadership significantly predicted both safety compliance and participation behavior. It was found that the safety climate was also a significant predictor for both safety compliance and participation behavior. In addition, safety climate had a mediating effect on the relationship between safety leadership and safety compliance and participation behavior. Based on these results, the implications of this study and suggestions for future research were discussed.

Keywords

safety climate;safety leadership;safety behavior;industrial safety

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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