Perceptions of worksite support and employee obesity, activity, and dietPreventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
SubjectsAdult; *Diet; Female; Health Behavior; Health Promotion; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; *Motor Activity; Obesity; Occupational Health Services; *Organizational Culture; Perception; Social Environment; *Workplace
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To examine the associations of perceptions of organizational commitment to employee health and coworker physical activity and eating behaviors with body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and eating behaviors in hospital employees. METHODS: Baseline data from 899 employees participating in a worksite weight-gain prevention trial were analyzed. RESULTS: Greater perception of organizational commitment to employee health was associated with lower BMI. Greater perceptions of coworker healthy eating and physical activity behaviors were associated with fruit and vegetable and saturated fat consumption and physical activity, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Improving organizational commitment and facilitating supportive interpersonal environments could improve obesity control among working populations.
SourceAm J Health Behav. 2009 May-Jun;33(3):299-308. Link to article on publisher's website
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Citation InformationStephenie C. Lemon, Jane Zapka, Wenjun Li, Barbara Estabrook, et al.. "Perceptions of worksite support and employee obesity, activity, and diet" Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (2009) ISSN: 1087-3244 (Linking)
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