Table 3

Independent constructs

1. Prior attendance at a Human Error and Patient Safety workshop
2. Work satisfaction (perceptions about satisfaction with my job)
3. Personal causes of errors (belief in causes such as stress, fatigue and other ‘avoidable’ causes)
4. System causes of errors (belief in the impact of workplace/environment on patient safety, staffing levels, skills, space, equipment, resources)
5. Management responsiveness (perceptions about management providing feedback and not blaming staff for incidents)
6. Preventive action beliefs (an individual's belief about whether engaging in specific patient safety-related behaviours improve patient safety)
7. Hospital support (perception of support for patient safety such as providing staff education, mentoring, orientation, undergraduate patient safety education)
8. Incident analysis (belief that management use information to inform and prevent further incidents)
9. Professional peer behaviour (perceptions about one's own professional colleagues' patient safety behaviour)
10. Behavioural norms (perceptions about the behaviour of all clinicians' patient safety behaviour)
11. Belief in the paradigm of patient safety (belief in human factors engineering the principles of standardisation, redundancy, forcing functions, systems redesign, etc)
12. Belief in the paradigm of open disclosure (belief in whether being open and honest with patients/family after an adverse event contributes to improved patient safety)