|Document ID (ISN)||111909|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Tong Y.H., Lin Y.W., Chen C.C., Lin J.M.
||Perceptions of general education on occupational health and safety among college students in Taiwan
||2009, Vol.6, p.468-474. Illus. 16 ref.
||Undergraduate students were surveyed to assess their awareness of and interest in safety and health education. Out of 5258 questionnaires distributed among 66 colleges and universities in Taiwan, 4474 questionnaires were returned. The respondents were asked to provide demographic information and to respond to questions about a proposed college course in general occupational safety and health (OSH) and questions about 30 OSH topics. Their awareness and learning interest about each topic were evaluated on a 4-point scale. Statistical analysis of variance and logistic linear regression were performed. Only 13% of respondents had previously taken safety and health courses. More than 39% of respondents indicated that they would take general OSH courses if the courses were offered by their colleges. Student motivation to take OSH courses was apparently related to their experience in OSH coursework, their academic background, and their current learning interest in the 30 OSH topics. Students with natural science or engineering backgrounds tended to express strong interest in OSH topics and courses. In conclusion, implementing general health and safety education in college is recommended. In addition, developing an OSH course module system would meet student expectations, as courses would consider the learning interests and needs of students with different college majors.
||Taiwan (China); occupational safety and health; university training
||questionnaire survey; safety and health training
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Safety and health information
Teaching and educational institutions