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Aranda, G and Finch, E (2003) Using repertory grids to measure changes in risk-taking behaviour. Journal of Construction Research, 4(01), 101–14.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: construction safety; hazard perception; panoramic VR
- ISBN/ISSN: 1609-9451
- URL: http://www.worldscinet.com/jcr/04/0401/S1609945103000340.html
This paper develops an experimental approach to understanding how construction workers modify their risk taking behaviour when safety schemes are implemented. The study takes a qualitative approach using repertory grid techniques to map attitudinal change and navigable movies to reproduce the experience of surrogate travel. Hazard categories emerged from the data to produce a framework with which to explain underlying compensatory phenomena. Results show that construction workers do modify their risk taking behaviour after safety systems are implemented. However, this does not necessarily result in a safer approach to work hazards.