Factors contributing to safety and health performance of Malaysian low-cost housing: partial least squares approach

Ramli, Azuin and Akasah, Zainal Abidin and Mohd Masirin, Mohd Idrus (2014) Factors contributing to safety and health performance of Malaysian low-cost housing: partial least squares approach. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 21 (7). pp. 4612-4620. ISSN 2040-7467

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Abstract

Sustainable development is fast emerging as one of the main priorities of construction industry in Malaysia. Malaysians of all income levels, particularly the low-income group, would have accessibility to adequate, affordable and quality shelter. As a result, safety and health performance in the low-cost housing has become a rising concern. This study attempts to explore the influence of architecture, building services, external environment, operation and maintenance and management approaches on the building safety and health performance among the construction practitioners in Malaysia and their subsequent personal responsibility. The study used the Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) tool to test the hypotheses generated. Findings from the Partial Least Squares analysis revealed that architecture, building services, external environment, operation and maintenance and management approaches are vital determinants contributing to safety and health performance of low-cost housing in the Malaysian context. In turn, this determinant that is formed will largely determine whether the construction practitioners engage in influencing personal responsibility towards building safety and health performance. Implications, limitations as well as suggestions for future research are accordingly discussed in this study.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Health; low-cost housing; partial least square; performance; safety
Subjects:T Technology > T55-55.3 Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
ID Code:9750
Deposited By:Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Deposited On:13 Aug 2018 11:33
Last Modified:13 Aug 2018 11:33

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