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Document ID (ISN)109535
CIS number 09-727
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hňvold J.I, Nesset E.
Title From safety culture to safety orientation: Validation and simplification of a safety orientation scale using a sample of seafarers working for Norwegian ship owners
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.47, No.3, p.305-326. Illus. 87 ref.
Abstract Measuring safety performance is becoming increasingly important in high-risk sectors. Based on the safety orientation model and a review of items and scales used in surveys of safety climate and safety culture, a safety orientation scale (SOM) was developed and refined through the use of multivariate statistics. It was then applied in this study with a sample of seafarers sailing on Norwegian-owned vessels. A total of 2558 questionnaires were returned from 141 vessels and 16 shipping companies, giving a calculated response rate of 70%. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; sea transport; ships; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; human behaviour; motivation; role of management; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; description of technique; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Water transportation
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychology of work organization