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Document ID (ISN)56323
CIS number 91-1396
ISSN - Serial title 0954-576X - Journal of Health and Safety
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Glendon A.I.
Title Influencing behaviour: a framework for action
Bibliographic information Mar. 1991, No.6, p.23-38. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract The paper provides a framework for addressing the important issue of changing workplace behaviour towards risk, using personal protective equipment (PPE) as an example. Three theoretical frameworks are reviewed as a basis for systematic data collection - a general expectancy model for behaviour, the widely-used health belief model and the behaviour in the face of danger model. Within an action context, 3 case studies of successful behaviour change in respect of PPE use are discussed. These studies illustrate the importance of a comprehensive long-term programme for behaviour change, the effectiveness of active employee invlovement in behaviour change and the significant impact of direct feedback on behaviour change. These strands are drawn together in a suggested long-term programme for influencing attitudes and behaviour towards risk within a human factors context.
Descriptors (primary) workplaces; personal protective equipment; human behaviour; human factors
Descriptors (secondary) theoretical analysis; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Personal protection