Research into the psychosocial safety climate of engineering construction projects

Linlin Xie, Guixin Lin, Carol Hon, Bo Xia, Martin Skitmore

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Abstract

Psychosocial safety climate (PSC), an important measure of the psychological safety of employees and organizational health, has become a significant factor affecting psychological capital and thus affecting the outcome of engineering projects. This study aims to analyze the mental health and safety of construction workers in different situations. Based on 124 valid questionnaires collected from participants in Qianhai, Shenzhen, and 502 valid questionnaires from Guangzhou, this paper analyzes the PSC of engineering construction projects using the four-factor scale (PSC-12) from four dimensions of management support and commitment, management priority, organizational communication, and participation. It is found that, compared with ordinary engineering construction projects, there are higher PSC levels in megaprojects: the individual level of subjective initiative, the pursuit of self-worth, organizational level of funding, and political orientation can also effectively improve the PSC level. These research results can deepen the understanding of the PSC of engineering construction projects, and provide a practical reference for its improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationSafety, Workforce, and Education - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsMounir El Asmar, David Grau, Pingbo Tang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages231-238
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482872
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education - Tempe, United States
Duration: 8 Mar 202010 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period8/03/2010/03/20

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