Title page for ETD etd-04282000-15310049


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Pettinger, Charles Blakley
URN etd-04282000-15310049
Title IMPROVING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH INTERVENTIONS: A COMPARISON OF SAFETY SELF-EFFICACY & SAFETY STAGES OF CHANGE
Degree PhD
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Geller, E. Scott Committee Chair
Crawford, Helen J. Committee Member
Finney, Jack W. Committee Member
Prestrude, Albert M. Committee Member
Winett, Richard A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Stages of Change
Date of Defense 2000-04-20
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
For people aged 44 and under, the primary cause of loss of life in the U.S. is not due to heart disease or cancer, but to something as common as injuries (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1998). As such, injuries kill an average of 142,000 Americans and require an estimated 62.5 billion dollars in medical attention each year (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1998). This is close to three people dying and over 170 people sustaining a disabling injury every 10 minutes (National Safety Council, 1999). Every year more than 80,000 Americans are permanently disabled as a result of injury to the brain or spinal cord. Thus, unintentional injury represents a serious public health concern, and a theory-driven community, school, and organizational injury prevention technology is needed to improve the health and safety of individuals.
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