Do multicomponent workplace health and wellbeing programs predict changes in health and wellbeing?


Organizations typically deploy multiple health and wellbeing practices in an overall pro-gram. We explore whether practices in workplace health and wellbeing programs cohere around a small number of archetypal categories or whether differences between organizations are better ex-plained by a continuum. We also examine whether adopting multiple practices predicts subsequent changes in health and wellbeing. Using survey data from 146 organizations, we found differences between organizations were best characterized by a continuum ranging from less to more extensive adoption of practices. Using two‐wave multilevel survey data at both individual and organizational levels (N = 6968 individuals, N = 58 organizations), we found that, in organizations that adopt a wider range of health and wellbeing practices, workers with poor baseline psychological wellbeing were more likely to report subsequent improvements in wellbeing and workers who reported good physical health at baseline were less likely to report experiencing poor health at follow‐up. We found no evidence that adopting multiple health and wellbeing practices buffered the impact of individuals’ workplace psychosocial hazards on physical health or psychological wellbeing.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: Copyright © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Funding: Kevin Daniels’: Roberta Fida’s and Cloé Gendronneau’s contribution to this paper was supported by Economic and Social Research Council grant no. ES/S012648/1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychosocial hazards,Wellbeing,Wellbeing practices,Workplace health and wellbeing programs,Pollution,Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health,Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Publication ISSN: 1660-4601
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 08:12
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 17:10
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-09
Published Online Date: 2021-08-25
Accepted Date: 2021-08-21
Authors: Daniels, Kevin
Fida, Roberta (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6733-461X)
Stepanek, Martin
Gendronneau, Cloé



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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