Although safety is considered paramount in the aviation industry, very few studies have explored the influence that such a highly regulated environment may have on safety attitudes. This paper explores how perceptions and attitudes may be influenced by context characteristics and analyses how a highly regulated context, such as the aviation industry, compares with other industries. Results suggest that the aviation industry seems to be centered on individual behaviors and attitudes towards safety; in contrast other industries highlight safety at the organizational level. Implications of these results and repercussions of national safety campaigns to promote safety at the workplace are considered.
D'Oliveira, T. C.
(2005). Safety Attitudes in the Aviation System: Influences of a Highly Regulated Environment. 2005 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 195-198.