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The Effect of Safety Rules and Safety Training on Construction Workers Safety Behavior in Saudi Arabia: The Moderating Role of Social Support


Alfayez, Bassem and Subramaniam, Chandrakantan and Mohd Zin, Md. Lazim (2018) The Effect of Safety Rules and Safety Training on Construction Workers Safety Behavior in Saudi Arabia: The Moderating Role of Social Support. International Business Management, 12 (8). pp. 493-501. ISSN 1993-5250

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Abstract

Organizational injuries and accident has become a major issue in many countries, especially, among the construction workers. Investigating safety performance of construction employees has therefore become priority. This research objective is to investigate the moderating effect of social support on the relationship between safety training, safety rules and construction employee's safety behavior in Saudi Arabia. Partial Least Square techniques (PLS) approach was used test the hypotheses with a data collected among 282 foreign workers from construction companies. The finding shows that safety rules and procedures are significantly related to safety behavior (both compliance and participation. In contrast, we did not find any significant relationship between safety training and construction 's safety behavior. Additionally, social support moderates the relationships between safety training and safety compliance. The finding in this study offers additional empirical support of social support as moderator and contributes to the role of social exchange theory and can assist construction practitioners in Saudi Arabia on how to enhance employee's safety behavior.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety training, safety rules, safety compliance, safety participation, construction workers social support.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 01:27
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 08:00
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25401

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