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Research on the influence of role stressors on unsafe behavior among construction workers in China.

Authors
  • Min, Yu1
  • Jizu, Li1
  • Wenjing, Qin1
  • Yanyu, Guo1
  • Yong, Yan1
  • 1 School of Economic & Management, Taiyuan University of Technology, People's Republic of China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2023
Volume
29
Issue
4
Pages
1416–1422
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2022.2132005
PMID: 36194063
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Individuals' unsafe behavior is identified as one of the important reasons leading to construction industry accidents. The purpose of the present study is to explore the mechanism of role stressors' impact on unsafe behavior, the mediating role of psychological strain and the moderating role of empowering leadership among construction workers. The sample used for the analyses in this study includes 600 employees from 10 different construction companies in China. Bootstrap analysis was performed to explore the mediating role of psychology strain, and hierarchical linear regression analysis was performed to explore the moderating role of empowering leadership. The results showed that role stressors were positively related to unsafe behavior; psychology strain mediates the relationship between role stressors and unsafe behavior; and empowering leadership moderates the relationship between psychological strain and unsafe behavior. The findings indicate that empowering leadership can decrease unsafe behavior.

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