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Relationships between Demographic Information and Safety Locus of Control to Prevent Accidents among Industrial Workers: a Case Study
R Aghababaei , A Firoozi Chahak, M.H Beheshti
Gonabad University of Medical Sciences
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Background & objectives: Unsafe working conditions and personal characteristics are two affecting factors in workplace accidents. Safety locus of accident control is one of the most important determinants of human behavior. The aim of this study was to determine relationships between safety locus of control and demographic characteristics of industrial workers.
Methods: In this study, 120 employees of a porcelain manufacturing plant in Khorasan province were selected by random sampling method and they asked to fill out safety locus of control and demographic information questionnaires .Data were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of safety locus of control of workers were 38.35 and 5.57, respectively. On average the safety locus of control of studied workers was internal. 69 subjects have internal and 47 external locus of control. There was no significant relationship between mean scores of locus of control and different age groups, gender, and marital status.
Conclusion: Considering the importance of internal control for all the employees and large proportion of the studied workers having external locus of control; promoting and facilitating workers’ internal locus of control by safety professionals and managers is essential. This is possible through holding training courses on changing external to internal locus of control.
 
Keywords: Safety Locus of Control, Accidents, Demographic, Workers.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/08/22 | Accepted: 2017/08/22 | Published: 2017/08/22
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Aghababaei R, Firoozi Chahak A, Beheshti M. Relationships between Demographic Information and Safety Locus of Control to Prevent Accidents among Industrial Workers: a Case Study . 3. 2017; 2 (4) :293-300
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