The identification of individual differences in safety performance : development and validation of a safety values instrument

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dc.contributor.advisor Fleming, Mark
dc.creator Smibert, Dylan P. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-18T12:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-18T12:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other T55 S636 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26230
dc.description 93 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-61).
dc.description.abstract In the past century, there has been little to no attention focused on an individual’s values towards safety. In this thesis, I have developed and validated a safety values scale with the purpose of investigating the extent to which employees’ safety values are related to safety performance. In study 1, nine subject matter experts identified six items that represent the safety values domain. In study 2 (N= 182), the factor structure of the SVS was examined using an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and was affirmed through a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) in study 3 (N =410). The EFA and CFA supported the unidimensional structure of the SVS, χ2 (9, N = 410) = 20.88, p = .01, CFI = .99, RMSEA = .06 (90% CI =.025, .089), SRMR = .02. The internal consistency of the SVS was α=.85. Results from a hierarchical multiple regression supported that the SVS contributed significant incremental validity over the Big-Five personality traits and safety climate for safety performance and injury metrics. Practically, the SVS has the potential to be utilized in a selection or training context. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc T55
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial safety -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Employees --Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Psychometrics
dc.title The identification of individual differences in safety performance : development and validation of a safety values instrument en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
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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