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ERIC Number: ED515375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 157
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-8533-6
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Effects of an Employee Wellness Program on Physiological Risk Factors, Job Satisfaction, and Monetary Savings in a South Texas University
Hamilton, Jacqueline
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
An experimental study was conducted to investigate the effects of an Employee Wellness Program on physiological risk factors, job satisfaction, and monetary savings in a South Texas University. The non-probability sample consisted of 31 employees from lower income level positions. The employees were randomly assigned to the treatment group which participated in a 12-week intervention employee wellness program consisting of regular exercise, educational sessions, and a session with a personal training, or the non-participating comparison group. The physiological factor of flexibility showed a statistically significant change, favoring the experimental group. None of the other effects of the intervention on outcome measures were statistically significant, which could have been due to small sample size as well as the relatively short length of the wellness program. Analysis of effect sizes showed that the intervention did have a positive effect on most variables in physiological risk factors, job satisfaction, monetary spending on medical expenses, and absenteeism, all favoring the experimental group. Quantitative and qualitative results were synthesized and discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas