Injunctive safety norms, young worker risk-taking behaviors, and workplace injuries

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dc.creator Pek, Simon
dc.creator Turner, Nick
dc.creator Tucker, Sean
dc.creator Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Morrish, Jayne
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-05T12:56:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-05T12:56:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.issn 0001-4575
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/29947
dc.description Accepted Version en_CA
dc.description.abstract Injunctive safety norms (ISNs) refer to perceptions of others’ expectations of one’s safety-related conduct. Drawing on a sample of Canadian young workers (n = 11,986; M age = 17.90 years; 55% males), we study the relationships among four sources of non-work-related (i.e., parents, siblings, friends, teachers), two sources of work-related (i.e., supervisors, co-workers) ISNs, young workers’ self-reported work-related risk-taking behaviors, and workplace injuries. Structural equation modeling suggests that ISNs from parents, supervisors, and co-workers were related to less frequent work-related risk-taking behaviors, and with fewer workplace injuries via less frequent work-related risk-taking behaviors. In addition, ISNs from supervisors were directly associated with fewer workplace injuries. In contrast, ISNs from teachers and siblings were not associated with work-related risk-taking behaviors, but ISNs from siblings were associated with fewer work injuries. Finally, ISNs from friends were associated with more frequent work-related risk-taking and more frequent work injuries via more frequent work-related risk-taking. This study draws attention to the relative roles of non-work sources of social influence and provides some evidence of how ISNs might be related to young workers’ work-related risk-taking behaviours and their workplace injuries. It also contributes to practice by suggesting specific interventions that parents, supervisors, and co-workers could undertake to reduce young workers’ work-related risk-taking and workplace injuries, namely encouraging youth to be safe at work. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en_CA
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2017.06.007
dc.title Injunctive safety norms, young worker risk-taking behaviors, and workplace injuries en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Accident Analysis & Prevention 106, 202-210. (2017) en_CA
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