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Document ID (ISN)110584
CIS number 10-0160
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Huang S.L., Li R.H., Tang F.C.
Title Comparing disparities in the health-promoting lifestyles of Taiwanese workers in various occupations
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.256-264. 35 ref.
Abstract This study describes the various levels of overall health-promoting lifestyles and behaviours of workers within different occupational categories, and examines the effects of occupational category, perceived workload and BMI level. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 796 participants by means of self-reporting questionnaire which included the Chinese version of the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) to measure the overall HPLP and six health-promoting behaviors (nutrition, health responsibility, self-actualization, interpersonal support, exercise and stress management). Multiple regression analysis showed that the various occupational categories sustained significant differences in overall HPLP, nutrition, self-actualization, interpersonal support and stress management (after controlling for certain specific factors). The obese group had less participation in overall health-promoting lifestyles and stress management when compared with the moderate BMI group. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); state of health; subjective assessment; personal hygiene
Descriptors (secondary) obesity; body weight; physical fitness; nutrition; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Psychology of work organization
Statistical methods