ISSN 1671-3710
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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (7): 1141-1152.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01141

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A multilevel model of autonomous safety motivation and safety performance

JIANG Li1(), ZHANG Yiru1, LI Feng2,3   

  1. 1 School of Business, Soochow University, Soochow 215021, China
    2 Key laboratory of behavioral science (Institute Of Psychology), Chinese Academy of Sciences), Beijing 100101, China
    3 School of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2018-09-06 Online:2019-07-15 Published:2019-05-22
  • Contact: JIANG Li


The positive effect of autonomous safety motivation on safety performance has received considerable attention; however, the mediating mechanism between motivation and safety performance has not been explored. The present proposal integrates self-determination theory and a multilevel motivational process to explore the effect of individual and team autonomous safety motivation on safety performance through safety goals, and the intervention effects of autonomy-supportive factors and job crafting on promoting autonomous safety motivation in the workplace. A longitudinal design, experiment as well as quasi-experiment including cognitive tests and questionnaires is proposed to test the model. The results can contribute to self-determination theory and safety research by deepening the understanding of the multilevel mechanism, and has practical implications for safety training and safety performance in high-risk organizations.

Key words: autonomous motivation, safety performance, behavior-based safety, high-risk organizations, motivational process model

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