The delay of consequences and perceived risk: an analysis from the workers' view point

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/556234
Title:
The delay of consequences and perceived risk: an analysis from the workers' view point
Other Titles:
La demora de las consecuencias y el riesgo percibido: un análisis desde el punto de vista del trabajador
Authors:
Rodríguez Garzón, Ignacio; Delgado Padial, Antonio; Martinez Fiestas, Myriam; Lucas Ruiz, Valeriano
Citation:
Rodríguez-Garzón, Ignacio, Delgado-Padial, Antonio, Martinez-Fiestas, Myriam, & Lucas-Ruiz, Valeriano. (2015). The delay of consequences and perceived risk: an analysis from the workers' view point. Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia, (74), 165-176. Recuperado en 03 de junio de 2015, de http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-62302015000100015&lng=es&tlng=en.
Publisher:
Universidad de Antioquia
Journal:
Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia
Issue Date:
3-Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/556234
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http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-62302015000100015&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Abstract:
This paper addresses the question of how construction workers perceive occupational risks. It is a question that has not been addressed in scientific research. Specifically, we answer the following research questions: what is the perception of risk of construction workers?; what aspects of risk significantly influence the formation of the overall perception of risk?; are there sociodemographic variables that help to understand the perception of risk of construction workers? and if this were the case, then what are these variables and how do they influence them?. Ultimately, it examines the profile of perceived risk, its relation to the delay of consequences and the influence of socio-demographic variables. Respondents filled out a questionnaire in the presence of the survey-taker. The questionnaire was based on the psychometric paradigm, and was comprised of: (a) nine questions, each exploring a perceived risk attribute or dimension rated on a Likert 7-point scale, (b) a question on global risk perception, and (c) categorical questions about socio-demographic issues. The survey was conducted in the city of Granada (Spain). A profile of the construction workers’ perceived risk was obtained. Answers to each attribute were above the neutral line (scores above four). The profile shows the risk dimension with the highest score was the delayed consequences of exposure to risk conditions, a dimension that can be related to ergonomics and occupational hygiene. This is a new outcome since traditionally this dimension was given a lower score in the worker’s perception. A simple linear regression showed global risk may be explained in terms of the delayed consequences dimension (R2=0.29). Finally, a variance analysis (ANOVA) and several t-tests explored the relationship between this dimension and the sample’s socio-demographic variables. To conclude, the delay of consequences is the risk dimension workers perceived as the most critical in their daily chores. In addition, this risk dimension is decisive in creating a high global risk perception. Parenthood, a higher worker category and training are the only socio-demographic variables having an impact on this dimension of perceived risk. Hence, there is a direct relationship between these two variables.
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info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
irgarzon@ugr.es
Keywords:
Perceived risk; Occupational hygiene; Ergonomics; Prevention
ISSN:
0120-6230

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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Garzón, Ignacioes_PE
dc.contributor.authorDelgado Padial, Antonioes_PE
dc.contributor.authorMartinez Fiestas, Myriames_PE
dc.contributor.authorLucas Ruiz, Valerianoes_PE
dc.creatorUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-03T20:49:06Zes_PE
dc.date.available2015-06-03T20:49:06Zes_PE
dc.date.issued2015-06-03es_PE
dc.identifier.citationRodríguez-Garzón, Ignacio, Delgado-Padial, Antonio, Martinez-Fiestas, Myriam, & Lucas-Ruiz, Valeriano. (2015). The delay of consequences and perceived risk: an analysis from the workers' view point. Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia, (74), 165-176. Recuperado en 03 de junio de 2015, de http://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-62302015000100015&lng=es&tlng=en.es_PE
dc.identifier.issn0120-6230es_PE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/556234es_PE
dc.descriptionirgarzon@ugr.eses_PE
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the question of how construction workers perceive occupational risks. It is a question that has not been addressed in scientific research. Specifically, we answer the following research questions: what is the perception of risk of construction workers?; what aspects of risk significantly influence the formation of the overall perception of risk?; are there sociodemographic variables that help to understand the perception of risk of construction workers? and if this were the case, then what are these variables and how do they influence them?. Ultimately, it examines the profile of perceived risk, its relation to the delay of consequences and the influence of socio-demographic variables. Respondents filled out a questionnaire in the presence of the survey-taker. The questionnaire was based on the psychometric paradigm, and was comprised of: (a) nine questions, each exploring a perceived risk attribute or dimension rated on a Likert 7-point scale, (b) a question on global risk perception, and (c) categorical questions about socio-demographic issues. The survey was conducted in the city of Granada (Spain). A profile of the construction workers’ perceived risk was obtained. Answers to each attribute were above the neutral line (scores above four). The profile shows the risk dimension with the highest score was the delayed consequences of exposure to risk conditions, a dimension that can be related to ergonomics and occupational hygiene. This is a new outcome since traditionally this dimension was given a lower score in the worker’s perception. A simple linear regression showed global risk may be explained in terms of the delayed consequences dimension (R2=0.29). Finally, a variance analysis (ANOVA) and several t-tests explored the relationship between this dimension and the sample’s socio-demographic variables. To conclude, the delay of consequences is the risk dimension workers perceived as the most critical in their daily chores. In addition, this risk dimension is decisive in creating a high global risk perception. Parenthood, a higher worker category and training are the only socio-demographic variables having an impact on this dimension of perceived risk. Hence, there is a direct relationship between these two variables.eng
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dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Antioquiaes_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.scielo.org.co/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0120-62302015000100015&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=enes_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectPerceived riskes_PE
dc.subjectOccupational hygienees_PE
dc.subjectErgonomicses_PE
dc.subjectPreventiones_PE
dc.titleThe delay of consequences and perceived risk: an analysis from the workers' view pointes_PE
dc.title.alternativeLa demora de las consecuencias y el riesgo percibido: un análisis desde el punto de vista del trabajadores_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.journalRevista Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquiaes_PE
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por pareses_PE
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