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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 Ashour1 and Zuraida Hassan1
  • 1 University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 16 No. 11, 2019, 314-326

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2019.314.326

Submitted On: 26 August 2019
Published On: 24 December 2019

How to Cite: Ashour, A. & Hassan, Z. (2019). 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. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 16(11), 314-326. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2019.314.326

Abstract

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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Keywords

  • Safety Management Practices
  • Safety Performance
  • Work Environment
  • Latent Variable Score
  • Reflective Formative Construct
  • Hierarchical Components Models