Using repertory grids to measure changes in risk taking behaviour

Aranda-Mena, G and Finch, E 2003, 'Using repertory grids to measure changes in risk taking behaviour', Journal of Construction Research, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 101-114.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Using repertory grids to measure changes in risk taking behaviour
Author(s) Aranda-Mena, G
Finch, E
Year 2003
Journal name Journal of Construction Research
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 101
End page 114
Total pages 13
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Abstract This paper develops an experimental approach to understanding how construction workers modify their risk taking behavior when safety schemes are implemented. The study takes a qualitative approach using (1) repertory grid techniques to map attitudinal change and (2) navigable movies to reproduce the experience of surrogate travel. Hazard categories emerged from the data to produce a framework with which to explain underlying compensatory phenomena. Results show that construction workers do modify their risk taking behavior after safety systems are implemented. However, this does not necessarily result in a safer approach to work hazards.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) risk management
repertory grids
health and safety
construction
DOI - identifier 10.1142/S1609945103000340
Copyright notice World Scientific Publishing Company
ISSN 1609-9451
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