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Personality Trait Based Intervention for Workplace Accident Prevention

Yassierli Yassierli 1 , Nurhayati Nurhayati 1 , Marisa Anatasia 1 , Shamsul Bahri 2


  1. Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung 40132, Indonesia
  2. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia


Abstract: Previous research has suggested that some traits may be useful as the predictors of risk behaviours. Therefore, personality traits seem to play a role in accident involvement. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the personality traits based on the Big Five Inventory (BFI) and worker accident experiences in order to elaborate personality traits based intervention for workplace accident prevention. A cross sectional study was conducted among 173 workers in a cement company using a set of questionnaire consisting of respondents’ characteristics, BFI, and self-reported accident experience. The correlations were computed using Goodman Kruskal’s Gamma. A negative correlation between Extraversion dimension and accident experience was found to be approaching significant (G=-.273, p=0.061). Workers with lower Extraversion dimensions, based on BFI, are recommended to have priority needs for training or to be assigned to less hazardous workplaces.
Keywords: accident proneness, Big Five Inventory (BFI), personality traits, workplace
Published at: Vol 21, No 2 (2017) pages: 97-102

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