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Type: Journal article
Title: A survey of the OHS experiences and perceptions of Australian university students
Author: Aumann, H.
Pisaniello, D.
Lee, S.
Sibly, J.
Citation: Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, 2007; 23(3):259-265
Publisher: CCH Australia Limited
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0815-6409
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Aumann H; Pisaniello D; Lee SG; Sibly J
Abstract: It is generally assumed that OHS education at an early age will have long term benefits for the community. However, little has been published about the OHS experiences and perceptions of students prior to OHS educational interventions. Such knowledge is important in the design and implementation of cost-effective induction training. In order to obtain baseline data, a survey of incoming students at four Australian universities was conducted during Orientation Week in February 2006. Consistent results were found across the universities, and these were similar to a study that was undertaken in 2005 at the University of Adelaide. However, there were significant differences between international and local students in terms of prior training and perceptions. It was also apparent that females felt more strongly about OHS issues, particularly personal safety and bullying. It is recommended that training be targeted at international students and that specialised case study materials be developed for Generation Y students.
Description: © 2008 RMIT Publishing
RMID: 0020076133
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