American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Role of the Work Environment on the Safety Performance and Safety Management Practices: Its Influence on the Attitudes of Nurses in the Jordanian Hospitals

Abdallah Ashour and Zuraida Hassan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2019.314.326

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 16, Issue 11

Pages 314-326


This study employs an integrated model, combining management practices studies and social theories, to examine the safety management practices and behavioural safety of Jordanian nurses from public hospitals. Our research employs Partial Least Squares (PLS-SEM) regression analysis to test the model. Hedonic value and utilitarian value are proposed as first-order reflective indicators of second-order formative value construct. The role of the work environment included for testing the difference in effect for all the relationship paths in the model. Data collected from 517 nurses present sound support for the research model. The results show that hospital management might help employees to practices of safety management, promote the positive work environment to enhance safety performance. The results also indicate that successfully investigated the associations between SMPs, work environment and safety performance in Jordanian Hospitals.


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