Safety climate, hardiness, and musculoskeletal complaints: a mediated moderation model.
Golubovich-J; Chang-C-H; Eatough-EM
Appl Ergon 2014 May; 45(3):757-766
This study explores the mechanisms linking the psychosocial characteristics of the workplace with employees' work-related musculoskeletal complaints. Poor safety climate perceptions represent a stressor that may elicit frustration, and subsequently, increase employees' reports of musculoskeletal discomforts. Results from an employee sample supported that when employees' perceived safety was considered a priority, they experienced less frustration and reported fewer work-related upper body musculoskeletal symptoms. Psychological hardiness, a personality trait that is indicative of individuals' resilience and success in managing stressful circumstances, moderated these relationships. Interestingly, employees with high hardiness were more affected by poor safety climate.
Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Models; Safety-climate; Employees; Employee-health; Employee-exposure; Psychological-factors; Psychological-effects; Sociological-factors; Stress;
Author Keywords: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders; Safety climate; Psychological hardiness
Juliya Golubovich, Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, 316 Physics Road, Room 348, East Lansing, MI 48824
Sunshine Education and Research Center, University of South Florida