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Measuring the impact of a psychological contract for health and safety

Burns, C. (2007) Measuring the impact of a psychological contract for health and safety. People Management. p. 50. ISSN 1358-6297

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      Abstract

      Safe behaviour at work is a managerial challenge. Traditionally, research into occupational health and safety has focused on safety culture and safety climate to explain risk-taking and safety behaviours. Managers in high-hazard industries have therefore concentrated on creating positive safety cultures and climates. Recently, I proposed that a "psychological contract for health and safety" may offer an alternative explanation for individual risk-taking and safety behaviours at work. The psychological contract is used to explain general areas of the employment relationship and has been investigated by examining the fulfilment of promises or obligations from both employees' and employers' perspectives. I saw an employee's psychological contract for health and safety as perceptions and expectations about the employers' health and safety obligations and promises, and the extent to which these were perceived to have been fulfilled.

      Item type: Article
      ID code: 8880
      Notes: 1. The first file is a synopsis of a paper presented at the CIPD Professional Standards Conference (2007), and published in 'People Management'. 2. The second file is a conference paper; Burns, C., & Conchie, S. (2007). A psychological contract for health and safety, Paper presented at European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, 4th Workshop on Trust Within and Between Organisations, Amsterdam, October 2007.
      Keywords: health and safety, risk management, psychological contract, work, human resource management, Management. Industrial Management, Risk Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
      Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
      Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Risk Management
      Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 14:33
      Last modified: 04 Mar 2015 07:53
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8880

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