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Title: Impact of stress on the occurrence of accidents on construction sites in Ghana
Authors: Duah, Obeng Michael
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2017
Abstract: Organizational stress in Construction has been noted to be on the rise due to several antecedents such as; ambitious deadline, work load, role conflict, poor communication, working in dangerous environment etc. One of the noted denouements of stress is the causation of accidents on construction sites. The study aimed at investigating the impact of stress on the numerous accidents that occur on construction sites in Ghana. Deductive approach to research, together with Quantitative research methods were used to address the research objectives. The aim was achieved by using (n = 204) data obtained from construction site workers in Ghana. The data attained was analyzed using SEM and RII together with mean score ranking. Data on the job related stressors showed ambitious deadlines, low salary and working in dangerous environment to be the stressors causing the most stress on construction workers in Ghana. The overall impact of the job stressors on accident occurrence achieved was 0.968 (96.8%) which denotes a very high influence. Results from the Structural Equation Model (SEM) showed workload to be the stressor impacting the most (79%) on accidents occurring on construction sites. Stepping on sharp objects was noted to be the accident that occurs mostly as a result of work place stress. The findings suggest organizations provide realistic and standard deadlines for construction projects so as to reduce the pressure mounted on the site workers to complete their work packages.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Building Technology, College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10402
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