The moderating role of safety-specific trust in the relation between safety-specific leadership and safety citizenship behaviors

Conchie, Stacey and Donald, Ian J. (2009) The moderating role of safety-specific trust in the relation between safety-specific leadership and safety citizenship behaviors. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 137-147. ISSN 1939-1307

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Abstract

The authors examined whether safety-specific trust moderates or mediates the relationship between safety-specific transformational leadership and subordinates' safety citizenship behavior. Data from 139 subordinate-supervisor dyads were collected from the United Kingdom construction industry and analyzed using hierarchical regression models. Results showed that safety-specific trust moderated rather than mediated the effects of safety-specific transformational leaders on subordinates' behavior. Specifically, in conditions of high and moderate safety-specific trust, leaders had a significant effect on subordinates' safety citizenship behavior. However, in conditions of low safety-specific trust, leaders did not significantly influence subordinates' safety citizenship behavior. The implications of these findings for general safety theory and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3202
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 62688
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2013 15:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 08:20
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/62688

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