College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Objectives: To investigate the wellness programming preferences of state employees in West Virginia.
Study Design: A survey-based, descriptive analysis of employees’ preferences
Methods: State employees (n = 18,791) of West Virginia were given a38-item wellness survey. Items assessed employees’ interest in programming, methods for receiving wellness information, and incentives for participation.Descriptive statistics were run to provide a summary of state employees’ preferences.
Results: The survey response rate was 40%. Respondents showed interest in physical activity (81.0%), nutrition (77.6%) and stress management programming (61.1%). A personalized webpage was the highest rated method of receiving wellness information and a discount on insurance premiums would be the most motivating incentive (69.6%).
Conclusion: Interest in wellness programming was high, which suggests that appropriately target interventions may engage a large portion of West Virginia citizens in health education and lifestyle change.
Digital Commons Citation
Kadushin, Peter; Zizzi, Sam; and Henderson, Nidia, "West Virginia State Employees’ Preferences for Worksite Wellness Programming" (2016). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 2917.
Kadushin, P., Zizzi, S, & Henderson, N. (2016). West Virginia State Employees’ Preferences for Worksite Wellness Programming. https://wvmj.scholasticahq.com/article/985-west-virginia-state-employees-preferences-for-worksite-wellness-programming