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Effect of Organization-Level Variables on Differential Employee Participation in Federal Worksite Health Promotion Programs

Citation

Crump, Carolyn E.; Earp, Jo Anne L.; Kozma, Chris M.; & Hertz-Picciotto, Irva (1996). Effect of Organization-Level Variables on Differential Employee Participation in Federal Worksite Health Promotion Programs. Health Education Quarterly, 23(2), 204-23.

Abstract

Guided by a conceptual model, the authors used both qualitative data (e.g., individual interviews, focus groups) and quantitative data from an employee survey (N = 3,388) in 10 federal agencies to investigate whether organization context and implementation process affected participation in worksite health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) activities among demographic subgroups. Overall, employees on average participated in fewer than two agency-supported health-related activities per year (17% in fitness, 40% in health risk assessment activities). Employees participated more where coworkers endorsed such programs. Minority employees and employees in lower level positions were more likely to participate in fitness activities when organizations had a more comprehensive program structure, engaged in more marketing strategies, gave time off to employees to participate, or had on-site facilities. Management support for the program was related to participation by employees who were male, white, and had upper level positions. The data supported the proposed model; also confirmed was two predicted relationships between model constructs, which provided a better understanding of differential participation by employee groups.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/109019819602300206

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Health Education Quarterly

Author(s)

Crump, Carolyn E.
Earp, Jo Anne L.
Kozma, Chris M.
Hertz-Picciotto, Irva

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

23

Issue Number

2

Pages

204-23

Reference ID

15