The effect of job stress on self-reported safety behaviour in container terminal operations: The moderating role of emotional intelligence

Chin-shan Lu, Szu Yu Kuo

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This study empirically examined the moderating effects of emotional intelligence on job stress and self-reported safety behaviour in the context of container terminal operations using survey data collected from 430 respondents who worked in the container terminals in Taiwan. A hierarchical regression analysis was used for data analysis. The research findings indicate that job stress negatively affects safety behaviour in terms of safety compliance, as well as emotional intelligence positively affects safety behaviour in terms of safety participation and safety compliance. Results also indicated that emotional intelligence plays a moderating role on the relationships between job stress and safety compliance. The theoretical and practical implications from the research findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-26
Number of pages17
JournalTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • Container terminal
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Job stress
  • Safety behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Applied Psychology

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