DOES WORK ENGAGEMENT SOLVE SAFETY ISSUES IN AN ORGANIZATION? A SURVEY ON ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONICS COMPANIES IN MALAYSIA

Shakirah Noor Azlan, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab, Nho Yong Jin, Mohd Alwi Mohd Mustafa, Khaironisa Abu Bakar

Abstract


Accidents occurring at the workplace affect an organization’s financial, productivity, and employees’ commitment to continue working with the organization. Previous studies have shown that organizational environment and effective motivation of employees affect to safety performance in the organization. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the mediating role of work engagement in the relationship between safety climate and safety performance in seven (7) selected electric and electronic manufacturing companies at Perak, Malaysia. The data were obtained from 400 workers operators’ workers through questionnaire distributed were then analyzed by using the SmartPLS. Findings revealed that work engagement plays a significant role as a mediator in the relationship between safety climate and safety performance based on the findings from indirect effect.

 

Keywords: Work Engagement; Safety Climate; Safety Performance; SmartPLS


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