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Document ID (ISN)111909
CIS number 11-0467
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tong Y.H., Lin Y.W., Chen C.C., Lin J.M.
Title Perceptions of general education on occupational health and safety among college students in Taiwan
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.6, p.468-474. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); occupational safety and health; university training
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; safety and health training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information
Teaching and educational institutions