A psychological approach to occupational safety

Gemma Constance Clissold, Donna Maree Buttigieg, Helen Louise De Cieri

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The psychological approach to occupational safety is comprised of two perspectives, the behaviour-based perspective and the person-based perspective. These two perspectives are typically applied separately in research, leaving gaps in the explanation of safety-related behaviour. In this paper, we argue that an integrated approach to occupational safety is required and that Bandura s social cognitive theory can be used to address this need. The paper is conceptual, integrating several bodies of literature and theoretical approaches to safety-related behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92 - 109
Number of pages18
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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