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Prevention and resiliency: a cross cultural view of farmworkers and farmers beliefs about work safety.

Authors
Grieshop-JI; Stiles-MC; Villanueva-N
Source
Hum Org 1996 Spring; 55(1):25-32
NIOSHTIC No.
20033526
Abstract
Two loci of control scales were adapted to farm safety for farmworkers and farmers in California. Internal and External dimensions and hazard coping strategies were used. Searching for Safety (SS), a behavioral strategy, involves planning for hazardous events. Accepting Danger (AD), a cognitive strategy, accepts uncertainty and the unpredictability of some events. Although workers scored high on Internality, Externality was higher this suggests that accident control is placed outside of themselves and given over to God, luck, or "bosses." Farmworkers utilized AD and SS with equal success. Farmers scored higher on Internal beliefs, thus emphasizing personal control over safety, yet acknowledging worker responsibility. They placed more faith in their planning efforts (SS) than in the mental mechanism of accepting uncertainty (AD). Factor analyses showed the two scales successfully measured Internality and Externality and two coping strategies. Suggested improvements include standardizing one scale for both groups and identifying specific behaviors and mental strategies.
Keywords
Farmers; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-practices; Worker-health; Workers; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Injuries; Injury-prevention
Contact
J. Grieshop, Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis, CA 956416
CODEN
HUORAY
Publication Date
19960301
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1055222
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U07-CCU-906162; U05-CCU-906055
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0018-7259
Source Name
Human Organization
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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