Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program

Kilpatrick, Michelle, Blizzard, Leigh, Sanderson, Kristy, Teale, Brook, Nelson, Mark, Chappell, Kate and Venn, Alison (2016) Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58 (5). pp. 505-513. ISSN 1076-2752

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate employee-reported benefits of participation, employee organizational commitment, and health-related behaviors and body mass index (BMI) following implementation of a comprehensive workplace health promotion (WHP) program. Methods: State government employees from Tasmania, Australia, completed surveys in 2010 (n=3408) and 2013 (n=3228). Repeated cross-sectional data were collected on sociodemographic, health, and work characteristics. Participation in WHP activities, employee-reported organizational commitment, and benefits of participation were collected in 2013. Results: Respondents who participated in multiple activities were more likely to agree that participation had motivated them, or helped them to address a range of health and work factors (trends: P<0.05). There were significant associations between participation and employee organizational commitment. No differences were observed in health-related behaviors and BMI between 2010 and 2013. Conclusions: Healthy@Work (pH@W) was either ineffective, or insufficient time had elapsed to detect a population-level change in employee lifestyle factors.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63579
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000713

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