Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
This study examined the relationship between manager support for health promotion programs and perceived benefits of health promotion activities, organizational health climate, and personal health behaviors among managers in small, blue-collar textile and light manufacturing worksites in eastern North Carolina. Ninety-eight managers completed a self-administered questionnaire that assessed levels of support for, and interest in, employee health promotion programs, perception of organization climate, and perceived benefits of health promotion activities. Demographic data was also collected. Chi-square and correlation analyses were used to assess statistical significance. No significant associations were found between level of manager support and demographic characteristics, perceived benefits of health promotion, personal health behaviors, or organizational health climate. However, level of interest in employee health promotion was significantly related to personal role in employee health (p > .0001). Nearly all managers reported some degree of support, therefore more research is needed to better understand these relationships. Small sample size may limit the generalizability of these findings.
Belton, Leigh Wiley, "Manager characteristics and support for worksite health promotion programs that target women in small, blue-collar worksites" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 740.