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Employee Perception of Workplace Health Promotion and its Effects on Stress-Related Absenteeism in the Workplace

Leonard, Dean (2016) Employee Perception of Workplace Health Promotion and its Effects on Stress-Related Absenteeism in the Workplace. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate employee’s perception of workplace health promotion on stress-related absenteeism in the workplace. The aim of this research was to ask participants of a study various different questions relating to their experiences with workplace health promotion programs as well as mental health issues like stress. These factors were tied in with the ever growing issue of absenteeism in the workplace. The area of workplace health promotion along with stress and absenteeism is a worthwhile area to research because if you take each issue individually workplace health promotion is not widely known in Irish companies, therefore, it would be interesting to gather employee’s awareness on the topic. Stress and other mental health issues are a much talked about area due to the recent awareness campaign etc. on mental health, therefore, it is interesting to see what effects the workplace can have on a persons mental health.

The methodological approach that was taken in this research study was quantitative which consisted of an online surveying of up to 100 participants. The survey was shared on the social media site LinkedIn where 100 people from various different business backgrounds answered questions on the subject topic. Along with the main areas of research, the study found many interesting statistics including a staggering percentage of workers that are employed in a company that does not have a workplace health promotion program. The hypothesis looked to support the relationship between workplace health promotion and a reduction in absenteeism and stress levels. The research also showed that there was a significant difference between male and females perception of workplace health promotion and stress-related absenteeism.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Absence Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal Health and Hygiene > Stress Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 11:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2296

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