Internet-Based Health and Well-Being Interventions in a Working Population

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Justin Raines (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Shahnaz Aziz

Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of educational email interventions in improving employee health. Employees' levels of workaholism work stress job satisfaction and physical health were investigated. Additionally self-efficacy and mindfulness were tested as moderators to the hypothesized intervention-health outcome relationship. Results indicated a significant decrease in fast food consumption following an intervention for the entire sample. When comparing treatment groups no differences in the hypothesized direction were found on all health outcome variables. Self-efficacy and mindfulness did not moderate the hypothesized relationship. Additional results included an increase in alcohol consumption in the experimental group relationships between self-efficacy and work stress fast food consumption and exercise frequency and a relationship between mindfulness and work stress. The practical implications of these results are discussed and include suggesting that organizations carefully scrutinize employee health interventions prior to implementation to ensure sound methodological characteristics. 

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Date: 2013
Occupational health, Psychology, Health, Internet, Intervention, Well-Being, Workplace

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