Barriers to employee participation in wellness/health promotion programming

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dc.contributor.advisor Gobble, David C. en_US Neal, Heather A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:39Z 2011-06-03T19:38:39Z 1999 en_US 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1999 .N43 en_US
dc.description.abstract A major goal when conducting worksite health promotion activities is to reach a high percentage of employees. Participation rates vary, especially between blue and white-collar workers. This study investigated perceived barriers to participation in both participants and non-participants, as identified by Support, Professional and Auxiliary Service employees (which include blue and white-collar) at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie Indiana. A questionnaire was sent through interoffice mail to a random sample of employees. It included five barrier categories: perceived physical barriers, lack of perceived self-efficacy, perceived psychological barriers, convenience factors and presence of social support. The categories were subjected to an F test and results in 3 of the 5 supported the research hypothesis that there would be a significant difference in the perceived participation barrier scores. For four of the five barrier categories the mean value was highest for Professional Service employees.
dc.description.sponsorship Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology
dc.format.extent v, 101 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Employee health promotion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie, Ind.) -- Employees -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.title Barriers to employee participation in wellness/health promotion programming en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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