The influence of project personnel's emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill, and transformational leadership on construction safety climate development

Riza Sunindijo, Patrick ZOU

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    Abstract

    Project personnel play an important role in construction safety management which requires them to have relevant capabilities. Research has shown that emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill, and transformational leadership are competences that generate superior performance in today’s workplace. The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of project personnel’s emotional intelligence, interpersonal skill, and transformational leadership on the implementation of safety management tasks and the development of construction safety climate. Structural equation modelling (SEM) was applied to analyse 273 valid responses collected via an online survey. The results indicate that emotional intelligence is a key factor for developing interpersonal skill and transformational leadership. Emotional intelligence also has positive influence on the implementation of safety management tasks which can lead to the development of construction safety climate. In addition, interpersonal skill is crucial to develop transformational leadership, which in turn, contributes to the development of construction safety climate. The implication of this research is that in order to improve safety performance, construction companies should consider the relationships among various aspects discussed in this research and incorporate them into their human resource development program.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of CIB W099 2011 Conference
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherVirginia Tech
    Pages1-13
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventCIB W099 2011 Conference - Washington DC, United States
    Duration: 24 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceCIB W099 2011 Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington DC
    Period24/08/1126/08/11

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