Measuring Support for Health in Offshore Environments

  • Kathryn Mearns
  • Tom Reader
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5624)


Health and safety are often discussed in the same breath but the relationships between them are not clearly articulated. The current study was conducted in the UK offshore oil and gas industry – a physically and mentally challenging work environment - where the well-being of personnel is important for their performance. This paper will describe the development of scales for measuring support for health offshore and report the results obtained from a sample of 703 workers from 18 installations regarding the relationship between perceived support for health and health and organizational outcome measures.


Support for health organizational commitment organizational citizenship behaviour health activities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Mearns
    • 1
  • Tom Reader
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland, UK

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