The influences of personality and knowledge on safety-related behaviour among climbers

Esfahani, Mahdi and Khoo, Selina and Musa, Ghazali and Heydari, Reza and Keshtidar, Mohammad (2021) The influences of personality and knowledge on safety-related behaviour among climbers. Current Issues in Tourism, 24 (23). pp. 3296-3308. ISSN 1368-3500, DOI

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Research on safety-related behaviour among mountaineers remains scarce. Using the theory of planned behaviour, this study investigates the relationships between personality and components of this theory with safety-related behaviour, among climbers on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo. A total of 750 climbers completed questionnaires and the data were analysed using structural equation modelling. Climbers on Mount Kinabalu possess the highest personality dimension of openness to experience, followed by agreeableness, extraversion, conscientiousness and neuroticism. The level of safety-related behaviour on the mountain was moderate. Personality influences climbers' safety-related behaviour both directly and indirectly through knowledge as a mediator factor. Based on the findings, we propose some managerial and marketing implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mountaineers; Theory of planned behaviour; personality; Structural equation model; Marketing; responsible behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 08:13
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 08:13

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