Relation of managers' personality to accident and injury rates

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Previous research has explored the link between certain aspects of individuals' personalities and their safety behavior and accident rates. We predicted a relation between 23 managers' scores on Big Five personality dimensions and departmental accident and injury rates in a manufacturing company. Accident and injury data were provided by the organization. We found a relation between managers' personality profiles and both injury and accident rates in their departments. The findings suggest that managers with certain types of personalities may have safer work units. This has implications for the selection of managers in work environments with safety risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1115
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number3 PART 2
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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  • Psychology(all)


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