ERIC Number: ED242280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-29
Reference Count: 0
U of M Civil Service Wellness Survey: Finding Out Employees' Health and Wellness Needs. A Report of Key Findings.
Matross, Ron; Roesler, Jon
Key findings from a wellness survey conducted with University of Minnesota civil service employees are discussed. The survey was designed to provide information to guide future campus health and wellness programming. Four topics were covered: physical fitness/exercise, nutrition, self-improvement/psychological health, and general health/preventive care. On each of these topics, employees were asked about their current behavior, their awareness and usage of current programs, and their interest in future programs. A total of 362 responses were obtained from a random sample of 452 employees. The respondents split nearly evenly on a question about their general orientation toward wellness activities: 47 percent actively worked at seeking good health, while 53 percent took good health for granted and hoped they would remain healthy. Additional findings include the following: 46 percent exercised regularly, while 54 percent exercised occasionally or only on weekends; 57 percent experienced a great deal or quite a bit of stress on the job; 69 percent favored giving employees a half hour a day for exercise, while 77 percent approved giving employees "wellness days," or time off from work if they did not use sick leave; and most respondents were unaware of several wellness programs available to them on campus. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
Identifiers: University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Note: Prepared for the Civil Service Wellness Committee.