Ihtisham Ul Haq*
Gbtechive, Apex & Co. Jutial, Gilgit, Pakistan
Corresponding Email: [email protected]
Purpose: The study evaluated the mediating role of safety climate for better worker engagement in the construction industry.
Design/Methodology: The target area of the study comprised construction firms in developing countries like Pakistan. The data were collected on the independent variable safety culture, dependent variable, i.e., worker’s engagement, and safety climate as mediating variable, by administering 250 questionnaires to workers at the selected construction site. Data were analyzed using Smart-PLS 3.2.7.
Findings: The results revealed that safety climate mediates the relationship between safety culture and workers’ engagement.
Implication: This study contributes to the knowledge of policymakers and managers in the construction industry, thus fostering effective safety culture and worker engagement in construction projects.
Originality: Prior literature has examined the antecedents related to safety cultures like management commitment and environmental factors. However, there is very limited research focusing on the factors impacted by the safety culture in Pakistan. Hence this research focuses on the influence of safety culture on worker engagement in the construction industries of Pakistan with the mediating impact of safety climate.
Keywords: Safety culture, Safety Climate, Worker engagement, Pakistan
Paper type: Research Paper
Received: 20 Oct 2022
Revised: 25 Jan 2023
Accepted: 30 Jan 2023
Published: 31 Jan 2023
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