Articles & Research Abstracts
The effects of workplace flexibility on health behaviors: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis
|Author||Joseph G. Grzywacz, Patrick R. Casey, and Fiona A. Jones|
|Source||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Source Type||Journal Article|
This study focuses on the role of flexible scheduling in the prediction of health behaviors using a sample of 3,193 employees of a pharmaceutical company. The study also examined responses through a cross-sectional and longitudinal design. The authors found that self-rated flexibility in scheduling was positively associated with hours of sleep, the frequency of physical activity, the frequency with which personal resilience techniques were practiced, and self-reported healthy lifestyle. In addition, sleep and self-reported healthy lifestyle were affected by changes in perceived flexibility over time. The authors conclude that workplace flexibility may be an important role in the implementation of effective health promotion programs in the workplace.
|Keywords||workplace flexibility, health, health behaviors, health promotion, sleep, lifestyle behaviors|
Grzywacz, J. G., Casey, P. R., & Jones, F. A. (2007). The effects of workplace flexibility on health behaviors: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49, 1302-1309.