Sex differences in principal farm operators' tractor driving safety beliefs and behaviors.
Cole-HP; Westneat-SC; Browning-SR; Piercy-LR; Struttmann-TW
J Am Med Women's Assoc 2000 Mar; 55(2):93-95
Objective: to examine the widely accepted hypothesis that farm women are more concerned with safety issues and behaviors than their male counterparts are. Methods: A telephone survey was administered to a random sample of Kentucky principal farm operators, 90 of whom were women. Participants were questioned about their tractor safety beliefs and practices. Results: No significant sex differences in tractor safety perceptions and behavior were observed. Conclusions: Socialization of women to the role of principal farm operator may override their typically greater sensitivity to safety issues, an important consideration when designing safety campaigns for this population.
Statistical-analysis; Control-equipment; Control-methods; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Tractors; Women; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Farmers; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
Kentucky Department of Health Services