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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160316
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Workplace Violence in Vulnerable Occupations
Abstract:
Workplace Violence in Vulnerable Occupations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Anderson, Debra, PhD, RN, C
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 551 College of Nursing Building, Lexington, KY, 40536-0232, USA
Contact Telephone:859-257-3410
Co-Authors:Esther R. Kenworthy
Background and Significance: Yearly, an average of 20 workers are
murdered and an estimated 18,000 workers experience a non-fatal assault
(NIOSH, 2001). The transient nature of trucking increases the risk for
experiencing workplace violence (Renner, 1998).
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and
distribution of workplace violence among long-haul truckers. Specific
aims: (1) identify the types of violence and risk factors; (2)
differentiate the risks of work-related stress among distinct
socio-demographic groups of truckers; (3) determine the prevalence of
domestic violence experienced by long-haul truck drivers; (4) identify
work environment factors that place truck driverÆs safety at risk.
Method: A quantitative survey will be conducted with a non-probability
sample (N=1400) recruited at truck shows and truck stops across the U.S.
Data will be collected on violence-related variables (e.g. harassment,
weapons, assault, rape, worksite security, psychological strain, and
substance abuse).
Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics will be compiled as appropriate for
the level of measurements of the variables. Dependent on the specific aim,
bivariate relationships, logistic regression, discriminant analysis,
CronbachÆs alpha, and ANCOVA will be used.
Preliminary Results: The respondents (N=843) have been long-haul truckers
an average of 14 years; 65.5% are married; 39.4% have children under the
age of 18 (of those 36.6% have children who travel with them); 88.2% have
a high school education; 45.4% have attended college; 89.9% Caucasian;
6.5% African American; 2.3% Native American; 3% Hispanic origin. Twelve
percent of the truckers (n=100) do not maintain a residence outside of
their truck. Truckers fear for their personal safety at work (74.2%);
87.7% have had their safety threatened while driving.
Conclusion: Preliminary results indicate that long-haul truckers are at
risk for workplace violence. Safety measures at truck stops, rest areas,
and delivery sites are needed to decrease workplace violence experienced
by this occupational group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorkplace Violence in Vulnerable Occupationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160316-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Workplace Violence in Vulnerable Occupations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anderson, Debra, PhD, RN, C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 551 College of Nursing Building, Lexington, KY, 40536-0232, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">859-257-3410</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">debra.anderson@uky.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Esther R. Kenworthy</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background and Significance: Yearly, an average of 20 workers are <br/> murdered and an estimated 18,000 workers experience a non-fatal assault <br/> (NIOSH, 2001). The transient nature of trucking increases the risk for <br/> experiencing workplace violence (Renner, 1998). <br/> Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and <br/> distribution of workplace violence among long-haul truckers. Specific <br/> aims: (1) identify the types of violence and risk factors; (2) <br/> differentiate the risks of work-related stress among distinct <br/> socio-demographic groups of truckers; (3) determine the prevalence of <br/> domestic violence experienced by long-haul truck drivers; (4) identify <br/> work environment factors that place truck driver&AElig;s safety at risk. <br/> Method: A quantitative survey will be conducted with a non-probability <br/> sample (N=1400) recruited at truck shows and truck stops across the U.S. <br/> Data will be collected on violence-related variables (e.g. harassment, <br/> weapons, assault, rape, worksite security, psychological strain, and <br/> substance abuse). <br/> Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics will be compiled as appropriate for <br/> the level of measurements of the variables. Dependent on the specific aim, <br/> bivariate relationships, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, <br/> Cronbach&AElig;s alpha, and ANCOVA will be used.<br/> Preliminary Results: The respondents (N=843) have been long-haul truckers <br/> an average of 14 years; 65.5% are married; 39.4% have children under the <br/> age of 18 (of those 36.6% have children who travel with them); 88.2% have <br/> a high school education; 45.4% have attended college; 89.9% Caucasian; <br/> 6.5% African American; 2.3% Native American; 3% Hispanic origin. Twelve <br/> percent of the truckers (n=100) do not maintain a residence outside of <br/> their truck. Truckers fear for their personal safety at work (74.2%); <br/> 87.7% have had their safety threatened while driving. <br/> Conclusion: Preliminary results indicate that long-haul truckers are at <br/> risk for workplace violence. Safety measures at truck stops, rest areas, <br/> and delivery sites are needed to decrease workplace violence experienced <br/> by this occupational group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:49:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:49:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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