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The analysis of qualitative safety data using attributional coding.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr George Erdos


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Seventeen interviews about general safety behaviours were conducted with a range of employees from all levels in the nuclear industry. The method of attributional coding was used to elicit a large number of attributions about causes and effects of safe and unsafe behaviours. It was found that there were large differences between management and shopfloor grades, in terms of the numbers of attributions made that were positive or negative, and also on the dimensions of attribution. The implications of these findings for safety behaviour are discussed.

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Author(s): Harvey J, Bolam H, Erdos G, Gregory D

Editor(s): Cottam, MP; Pape, RP; Harvey, DW

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Conference on Foresight and Precaution

Year of Conference: 2000

Pages: 1315-1320

Publisher: AA Balkema

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Sponsor(s): European Safety & Reliability Assoc.; Society Risk Analysis Europe; Safety & Reliability Soc.