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Document ID (ISN)57035
CIS number 91-1848
ISSN - Serial title 0829-0369 - Travail et santé
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brossard B., Durand P., Marquis S.
Title Management views of health promotion needs
Original title Etude de besoins en matière de promotion de la santé - La perspective de dirigeants d'entreprises [in French]
Bibliographic information Spring 1991, Vol.7, No.1, p.S-2 to S-9. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire was administered to 52 high-ranking executives to study management views on health promotion needs. Executives listed anti-smoking, nutrition and physical activities as being the most beneficial health promotion areas to their enterprise and its employees. Twenty-five executives mentioned the profitability of their enterprise and 19 the improvement of employees' health as being their main reasons for undertaking such activities. Results from a logistic regression analysis showed individual characteristics of the enterprise to have an influence on the existence of worksite health promotion activities but not on the willingness of executives to collaborate in their implementation. It appears that these activities are considered justified by the majority of high-ranking officers interviewed but that many of them are reluctant to engage in such activities until efficiency criteria are established.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; role of management; programme evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; smoking; sports and recreation; questionnaire survey; nutrition
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Physical fitness programmes