Health behaviors and work-related outcomes among school employees

James D. LeCheminant, Ray M. Merrill, Travis Masterson

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the association between selected health behaviors and work-related outcomes among 2398 school-based employees who voluntarily enrolled in a worksite wellness program. Methods: This study presents participants' baseline data collected from a personal health assessment used by Well-Steps, a third-party wellness company. Results: Employees with high levels of exercise, fruit/vegetable consumption, or restful sleep exhibited higher job-performance and job-satisfaction, and lower absenteeism (p < .05). When all 3 behaviors occurred simultaneously, there was higher job-performance (Prevalence Ratio=1.09; 95% CI=1.05-1.13), job-satisfaction (Prevalence Ratio=1.53; 95% CI=1.30-1.80), and lower absenteeism (Prevalence Ratio=1.16; 95% CI=1.08-1.325). Further, number of co-occurring health behaviors influenced other satisfaction and emotional health outcomes. Conclusion: Selected healthy behaviors, individually or co-occurring, are associated with health outcomes potentially important at the worksite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-351
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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