The Behavioural Factors’ Characteristics of Safety Culture


  • Faridah Ismail
  • Norizan Ahmad
  • Nurul Afida Isnaini Janipha
  • Razidah Ismail



Translating culture formation into behavioural terms helps people to understand how the process works. People learn more from behaviours than from printed statements and company policies. Hence, the objective of this paper is to identify the behavioural factors’ characteristics of safety culture for Malaysian construction companies. The sample for the study was selected from the total population of Grade 7 registered contractors but was limited to only those in the area of Klang Valley. Leadership, organisational commitment, management commitment, safety training and resource allocation were revealed from the questionnaire survey approach as the practices that embedded safety culture into the organisational culture. The Malaysian construction companies are currently placing an emphasis on these behavioural factors’ characteristics of safety culture.

Keywords: contractors, safety programmes, social learning, management commitment

© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



How to Cite

Ismail, F., Ahmad, N., Janipha, N. A. I., & Ismail, R. (2017). The Behavioural Factors’ Characteristics of Safety Culture. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 2(4), 91-98.




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