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Fellows, M F, Phua, F T T and Tutt, D E (2023) Building bridges: the bilingual language work of migrant construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 153–71.

Galea, N, Powell, A and Salignac, F (2023) The role of homosociality in maintaining men’s powerfulness in construction companies. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 172–82.

Grant, A and Ries, R (2013) Impact of building service life models on life cycle assessment. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 168-86.

Hegarty, T, Wright, S, Wordsworth, R and Lord, B (2023) Deferential Tailoring: a grounded theory of how women respond and adapt to social conditions and gender-related challenges in the New Zealand construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 138–52.

Holmes, S H and Reinhart, C F (2013) Assessing future climate change and energy price scenarios: institutional building investment. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 209-22.

Hughes, M, Palmer, J, Cheng, V and Shipworth, D (2013) Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of England's housing energy model. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 156-67.

Liu, Q, Feng, Y, London, K and Zhang, P (2023) Influence of personal characteristics and environmental stressors on mental health for multicultural construction workplaces in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 116–37.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Construction; culture; mental health; stressor; workers;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2022.2127154
  • Abstract:
    Exposure to various stressors has resulted in a significant problem of mental health among the construction workforce. A culturally intolerant environment may aggravate mental ill health in a multicultural workplace. However, an underlying structural issue that has not been sufficiently addressed to date is the influence the crucial personal characteristics and environmental stressors have on mental health in the multicultural construction environment. This study aims to examine the role of personal characteristics and environmental stressors in construction workers’ mental health in the multicultural environment. Data were collected using an online questionnaire survey from 252 construction workers in Australia. The structural equation modelling (SEM) technique with partial least-squares estimation (PLS) was adopted to analyze the data. Results showed that workers’ mental health is not only influenced by stressors related to the work environment, but also by individual traits. Increased levels of cultural stressors tend to aggravate the adverse effect of work stressors on mental health. Work stressors are more likely to cause mental ill health for the individuals characterized by a higher level of aggressive, competitive, ambiguous, and impulsive personalities; whilst cultural stressors are less likely to cause mental ill health for those individuals. This research offers an innovative perspective on the relationships between crucial person-environment factors and mental health, and informs the practice of work health and safety in the multicultural construction workplace.

Newaz, M T, Ershadi, M, Jefferies, M, Pillay, M and Davis, P (2023) A systematic review of contemporary safety management research: a multi-level approach to identifying trending domains in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 97–115.

Rehm, M and Ade, R (2013) Construction costs comparison between ‘green’ and conventional office buildings. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 198-208.

Schweber, L (2013) The effect of BREEAM on clients and construction professionals. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 129-45.

Toller, S, Carlsson, A, Wadeskog, A, Miliutenko, S and Finnveden, G (2013) Indicators for environmental monitoring of the Swedish building and real estate management sector. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 146-55.

Wright, G B and Jack, L B (2013) Property-level stormwater drainage systems: integrated flow simulation and whole-life costs. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 223-36.