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Promoting Individual Learning for Trainees with Perceived High Helplessness: Experiences of a Safety Training Program

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Fariba Kiani 1 , Mohamad Reza Khodabakhsh 2 , *

1 Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

2 Young Researchers & Elite Club, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran

How to Cite: Kiani F, Khodabakhsh M R. Promoting Individual Learning for Trainees with Perceived High Helplessness: Experiences of a Safety Training Program, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(4):19-28.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (4); 19-28
Published Online: December 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: March 20, 2013
Revised: February 03, 2014
Accepted: June 05, 2014

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Abstract

Objective: The article arises from a research project investigating the effectiveness of safety training on changing attitudes toward safety issues. Followed by the training intervention was observed that employees’ helplessness decreased. The researchers have come to the idea of investigating how safety training can reduce perceived helplessness. Thus, this research examined the effectiveness of safety training on reducing employees’ helplessness with attention to the mediating role of attitude toward safety issues.

Methods: The current study was an experimental study with the control group. A total of 204 (101 experimental group and 103 control group) completed safety attitude questionnaire and perceived helplessness before a safety training course including four 90-min sessions over 4 consecutive days in Esfahan Steel Company in 2012 between October and December. Only members of the experimental group participated in this course. These questionnaires, approximately 30 days later, again were run on members of both groups. Data were analyzed using descriptive indexes, t-, and F-test.

Results: Results by comparing the two groups showed that safety training was effective only on individuals with perceived low helplessness (p = 0.02).

Conclusion: In individuals with perceived high helplessness, safety training only with changing safety attitudes can reduce the perceived helplessness.

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Kiani F, Khodabakhsh MR. Promoting Individual Learning for Trainees with Perceived High Helplessness: Experiences of a Safety Training Program. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(4): 19-28.

Keywords

Attitude Employees Helplessness Safety Training

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