Safety attitudes of offshore petroleum personnel in the UK and Norway : a statistical re-analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Fleming, Mark, Dr.
dc.coverage.spatial Great Britain
dc.coverage.spatial Norway
dc.creator Angelopoulos, Apostolos Paul,1977-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:18Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other T55.3 S72 A54 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22551
dc.description 185 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 171-177).
dc.description.abstract This study re-evaluates the safety attitudes of an existing sample of offshore oil personnel. The data is comprised of the responses of 1138 Norwegians and 622 personnel from the UK to the Offshore Risk Perception Questionnaire (Rundmo, 1990). Six subscales were used in the present study including: 'attitudes to safety', 'perceptions of others commitment to safety', 'perceptions of job situation', 'perceptions of social support', 'risk perception' and 'satisfaction with safety systems'. Hierarchical cluster analysis displayed that 'attitudes to safety' and 'perceptions of job situation' displayed clear division between the UK and Norwegian installations. The remaining variables displayed several installations that consistently grouped away from their country. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) evaluated two separate multilevel models; 'risk perception' (Model I) and 'satisfaction with safety systems' (Model II) as outcome variables. For 'risk perception', results displayed no variance in slopes (p > 0.500) between groups. For Model II, there were significant slopes between 'others commitment to safety' (t(137) = 2.520, p < 0.05) and 'social support' (t(137) = 2.673, p < 0.05) with the outcome variable. Significant variability remained unaccounted after entering the organization level variables. Limitations of the study are discussed and the implications of cultural differences for international organizations.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc T55.3.S72
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial safety -- Great Britain -- Statistical methods
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial safety -- Norway -- Statistical methods
dc.subject.lcsh Offshore oil industry -- Employees -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Offshore gas industry -- Employees -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction -- Great Britain
dc.subject.lcsh Job satisfaction -- Norway
dc.title Safety attitudes of offshore petroleum personnel in the UK and Norway : a statistical re-analysis
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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