Title
The association between students' characteristics and their reading and following safety instructions The association between students' characteristics and their reading and following safety instructions
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Sociology
Economics
Mathematics
Source (journal)
Safety science. - Amsterdam, 1991, currens
Volume/pages
71(2015) :A , p. 56-60
ISSN
0925-7535
ISI
000347754200007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Previous studies have demonstrated that reading and following safety instructions, such as warning labels and product manuals, may serve as a defense against hazards and can prevent injuries. This paper examines the predictive value of four factors that might determine whether students read and follow safety instructions: students safety norm, students safety attitude, the sensation seeking trait and type A personality. Our investigation was carried out with 172 university students (mean age = 20.01, SD = 1.56) who participated in a paper-and-pencil survey. Regression analyses revealed that students safety norm and attitude were positively related to reading and following safety instructions, while sensation seeking was inversely related. Type A personality had no predictive value. Our statistical findings further revealed that female students read and follow more safety instructions than male students. Based on these research results, recommendations are formulated.
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