Management support and worksite health promotion program effectiveness

David M. Dejoy, Heather M. Bowen, Kristin M. Baker, Bethany H. Bynum, Mark G. Wilson, Ron Z. Goetzel, Rod K. Dishman

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and use of management support measures in two worksite health promotion intervention trials. Results from the two intervention trials suggest that management support for health promotion can be assessed and tracked over time using both perceptual and observational measures. These results also provide initial evidence that an increase in management support can contribute to positive changes in health related behaviors and outcomes. Specifically, longitudinal results from the two studies suggest that interventions designed to increase management support for health promotion resulted in changes in perceptions of management support, actual changes in the work and organizational environment. Preliminary results in these studies also suggest that increased management support is important in weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationErgonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers - International Conference, EHAWC 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages13-22
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, EHAWC 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5624 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, EHAWC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Management support
  • Organizational climate
  • Workplace
  • Worksite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Dejoy, D. M., Bowen, H. M., Baker, K. M., Bynum, B. H., Wilson, M. G., Goetzel, R. Z., & Dishman, R. K. (2009). Management support and worksite health promotion program effectiveness. In Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers - International Conference, EHAWC 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings (pp. 13-22). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5624 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02731-4_2