A major incentive for work-site health promotion activities has been the promise of increased company profitability.
Some critics have challenged the economic argument based on distal outcomes such as increased employee longevity and less morbidity later in life.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between employee health behavior, quality of work life, and proximal organizationally valued outcomes.
Data were collected from a stratified random sample of employees working at Pacific Lumber Company (N=146), the largest single-site lumber mill in California.
Although employee sleep patterns predicted health care utilization and psychological well-being, for the most part employee health behaviors were not strong predictors of proximal organizational effectiveness factors.
However, quality-of-work-life factors significantly predicted organizational commitment, absenteeism, and tardiness frequency.
The findings suggest the value of improving the system of work in which employees are embedded as part of comprehensive work-site health promotion efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Qualité vie, Condition travail, Activité professionnelle, Industrie, Bois construction, Organisation travail, Efficacité, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Quality of life, Working condition, Professional activity, Industry, Lumber, Job engineering, Efficiency, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0414399
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 22/03/2000.