Employees' Perception of Workplace Health Promotion Initiatives in Taiwan: A Cross-sectional Survey of 30 Worksites

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Title Employees' Perception of Workplace Health Promotion Initiatives in Taiwan: A Cross-sectional Survey of 30 Worksites
Author Hsu, Shang-Wei; Lin, Jin-Ding; Lee, Kuam-Tin; Loh, Ching-Hui; Yen, Chia-Feng; Lin, Lan-Ping; Chu, Cordia Ming-Yeuk; Chou, Yu-Ching
Journal Name Industrial Health
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Japan
Publisher National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Abstract The present study was to describe the input/process and evaluate the effectiveness of Taiwanese Workplace Health Promotion Initiatives based on employees' perspectives. This study employed a cross-sectional design by a structured questionnaire that was completed by 842 employees in 30 workplaces that participated in the Taiwan Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) Initiatives which supported by Ministry of Health from 2004 to 2006. The results found that the employees generally agreed that WHP improved their personal health skills. There was a lower level of agreement with respect to other input/process domains such as workplace healthy policy, workplace supportive health environments and WHP activities and services and the WHP effectiveness. With regard to the prediction of WHP effectiveness, the domain of workplace health activities/services could only predict 50.5% of the variation of the effectiveness in a regression model. Three domains of workplace — health activities/services, personal health skills and supportive health environments — were significantly correlated to the agree level of health promotion effectiveness. The results suggest that companies that intend initiating health promotion programs need to conduct a detailed assessment of the nature of the workplace settings and the perceptions of employees.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/2009.html#2009
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 JNIOSH. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 47
Issue Number 5
Page from 551
Page to 559
ISSN 0019-8366
Date Accessioned 2010-01-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety; PRE2009-Health Promotion
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30275
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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