The influence of organizational tenure on safety climate strength: a first look. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the relationship between the organizational tenure of employees at a given worksite and safety climate strength (i.e., the variability of employees' perceptions of the policies, procedures, and practices regarding workplace safety). Results revealed that average worksite tenure was related to safety climate strength such that higher average tenure was associated with stronger safety climates. The moderating effect of tenure level on the relationship between tenure and climate strength was also examined. Results revealed a curvilinear relationship between mean worksite tenure and safety climate strength, such that at higher levels of worksite tenure, smaller increases in the group's average tenure improved climate strength to a greater extent than at lower levels of worksite tenure.

published proceedings

  • Accid Anal Prev

author list (cited authors)

  • Beus, J. M., Bergman, M. E., & Payne, S. C.

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Beus, Jeremy M||Bergman, Mindy E||Payne, Stephanie C

publication date

  • January 2010