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Information 2018, 9(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9020039

Structural Equation Model Analysis of Factors in the Spread of Unsafe Behavior among Construction Workers

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School of Mechanics and Civil Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221008, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Xuzhou Institute of Technology, Xuzhou 221111, China
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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
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Received: 11 December 2017 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 2 February 2018 / Published: 10 February 2018
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Abstract

To create a safe work atmosphere, it is essential to control the spread of unsafe behaviors among construction workers. Based on group behavior theory, the relationship between the influence factors and means of spreading unsafe behavior among construction workers is verified using a structural equation model (SEM) and multiround research data. According to the research, (1) spreading methods of unsafe behaviors consists of demonstration–imitation and infecting–conformity; (2) the influence of important figures, personal safety accomplishments, intensity of penalties for individual violations, and benefit-to-risk ratios of unsafe behaviors are correlated significantly with the spread of unsafe demonstration–imitation behaviors; and (3) the relational closeness of members, personal safety accomplishments, safety climate, and benefit-to-risk ratio of unsafe behaviors are correlated significantly with the spread of unsafe infecting–conformity behaviors. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction safety management; construction workers; unsafe behaviors; behavior spread; structural equation model construction safety management; construction workers; unsafe behaviors; behavior spread; structural equation model
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Jiang, H.; Wang, J.; Han, Y.; Yin, H. Structural Equation Model Analysis of Factors in the Spread of Unsafe Behavior among Construction Workers. Information 2018, 9, 39.

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