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Ecological influences on employees’ workplace sedentary behavior: A cross-sectional study

Available Online http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118767717
Publication Date November 2018
Author Amanda H. Wilkerson, Stuart L. Usdan, Adam P. Knowlden, James L. Leeper, David A. Birch, and Elizabeth E. Hibberd
Source American Journal of Health Promotion
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

The study examines several ecological predictors of occupational sedentary behaviors, including office environment, organizational social norms, and perceptions of behavioral control and barrier self-efficacy as well as self-regulation strategies. The study finds that an office’s mobility-related spatial layout features, barrier self-efficacy, and workplace connectivity predict sedentary behaviors. Additionally, differences in sedentary behaviors across gender, education, and employment classification were observed. The study concludes that interventions focused on increasing physical mobility and perceptions of mobility can help to reduce sedentary behaviors in the workplace.

Keywords sedentary behavior, workplace, supportive environments, ecological, nonexperimental, behavioral, relationship testing
Reference

Wilkerson, A. H., Usdan, S. L., Knowlden, A. P., Leeper, J. L., Birch, D. A., & Hibberd, E. E. (2018). Ecological influences on employees’ workplace sedentary behavior: A cross-sectional study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(8), 1688-1696. doi: 10.1177/0890117118767717

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