Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Leslie B. Hammer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (iii, 88 pages) : illustrations
Work and family, Work-life balance, Industrial safety -- Psychological aspects
The main goal of this thesis was to examine the effects of family-to-work conflict on safety performance. Data were collected from a sample of 134 employees, consisting primarily of construction workers. Results found that levels of conflict from the family role to the work role negatively affected participants' workplace cognitive failure, or cognitively based errors that occur during the performance of a task that the person is normally successful in executing. Workplace cognitive failure, in turn, was a significant predictor of levels ofsafety performance, both employees' compliance with safety procedures and the extent to which they participated in discretionary safety-related activities. Although family-to-work conflict did not significantly predict levels of safety performance, results suggest that it is a practical antecedent of workplace cognitive failure, which is an important predictor of safety behaviors. Future research should explore further antecedents to workplace cognitive failure.
Daniels, Rachel Jane, "Workplace Cognitive Failure as a Mediator between Work-Family Conflict and Safety Performance" (2007). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1674.