Law Enforcement Officers’ High-Visibility Safety Apparel: The Effect of Their Attitudes on Wearing Behavior

So Young Song, Youn-Kyung Kim

Abstract


This study aims to investigate how law enforcement officers’ attitudes toward occupational attributes of safety, appearance, and comfort affect their wearing behavior of High-Visibility Safety Apparel (HVSA). The results suggest that attitudes toward safety and appearance positively affect wearing behavior of HVSA. To the contrary, an attitude toward comfort is not associated with wearing behavior of HVSA. In addition, environmental factors such as providing organizational safety culture, regulation, and training are found to be necessary for changes in an individual’s attitudes and behavior toward HVSA.

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