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dc.contributor.authorChan, Derwin
dc.contributor.authorWebb, D.
dc.contributor.authorRyan, R.
dc.contributor.authorTang, T.
dc.contributor.authorYang, S.X.
dc.contributor.authorNtoumanis, Nikos
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin
dc.identifier.citationChan, D. and Webb, D. and Ryan, R. and Tang, T. and Yang, S. and Ntoumanis, N. and Hagger, M. 2017. Preventing occupational injury among police officers: does motivation matter? Occupational Medicine. 67 (6): pp. 435-441.

Background: Injury prevention is an important issue for police officers, but the effectiveness of prevention initiatives is dependent on officers' motivation toward, and adherence to, recommended health and safety guidelines. Aims: To understand effects of police officers' motivation to prevent occupational injury on beliefs about safety and adherence to injury prevention behaviours. Methods: Full-time police officers completed a survey comprising validated psychometric scales to assess autonomous, controlled and amotivated forms of motivation (Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire), behavioural adherence (Self-reported Treatment Adherence Scale) and beliefs (Safety Attitude Questionnaire) with respect to injury prevention behaviours. Results: There were 207 participants; response rate was 87%. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses demonstrated that autonomous motivation was positively related to behavioural adherence, commitment to safety and prioritizing injury prevention. Controlled motivation was a positive predictor of safety communication barriers. Amotivation was positively associated with fatalism regarding injury prevention, safety violation and worry. Conclusions: These findings are consistent with the tenets of self-determination theory in that autonomous motivation was a positive predictor of adaptive safety beliefs and adherence to injury prevention behaviours.

dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.titlePreventing occupational injury among police officers: does motivation matter?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleOccupational Medicine
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.contributor.orcidNtoumanis, Nikos [0000-0001-7122-3795]

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