Influence of Internal Motivation, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Relationships on Health Promotion in Health Care Personnel

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159296
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Presentation
Title:
Influence of Internal Motivation, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Relationships on Health Promotion in Health Care Personnel
Abstract:
Influence of Internal Motivation, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Relationships on Health Promotion in Health Care Personnel
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Wynd, Christine, PhD, RN, CNAA
Title:Professor and Director, PhD Program
Contact Address:SON, 209 Carroll Street, Akron,, OH, 44325-3701, USA
Co-Authors: Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, CPNP
This descriptive correlational/comparative study examined health motivation and organizational workplace factors associated with health promoting and health risk behaviors in Army and civilian health care personnel. The total sample included 610 health care providers working in hospitals of 300-500 beds. Subgroups included Army reservists (n=199), active duty Army personnel (n=218), and civilians (n=193). Differences and relationships were examined among the three groups in terms of demographics, health promoting behaviors, health risk behaviors, health self-motivation, workplace interpersonal relationships (social support, reciprocity, and conflict), and workplace organizational cultures. Questionnaires were distributed during work hours with data collection points available for return of completed questionnaires. Data were analyzed through ANOVA, Pearson product moment correlations, and multiple regression analyses. Civilian health care workers constituted the oldest group by age, with significantly higher body weights and body mass indices, and lower scores for physical activity and self-motivation. Active duty Army personnel practiced higher levels of physical activity that were significantly related to self-motivation, social support, and a hierarchical organizational culture. Weekly alcohol consumption and smoking were highest in Army reservists who also had the lowest scores for social support and the highest scores for conflict in workplace relationships. The most significant factors contributing to the adoption of health promoting behaviors included internal self-motivation, social support, and reciprocity. Organizational workplace cultures were inconsistent predictors of health promotion. Employers and health care professionals need to consider the effects of social support and internal motivation as health promotion programs are designed for employees. Team efforts, competitions, rewards, organizational commitment, and support are essential to the success of these programs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInfluence of Internal Motivation, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Relationships on Health Promotion in Health Care Personnelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159296-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influence of Internal Motivation, Organizational Culture, and Workplace Relationships on Health Promotion in Health Care Personnel</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wynd, Christine, PhD, RN, CNAA</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor and Director, PhD Program</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 209 Carroll Street, Akron,, OH, 44325-3701, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value"> Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, CPNP </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This descriptive correlational/comparative study examined health motivation and organizational workplace factors associated with health promoting and health risk behaviors in Army and civilian health care personnel. The total sample included 610 health care providers working in hospitals of 300-500 beds. Subgroups included Army reservists (n=199), active duty Army personnel (n=218), and civilians (n=193). Differences and relationships were examined among the three groups in terms of demographics, health promoting behaviors, health risk behaviors, health self-motivation, workplace interpersonal relationships (social support, reciprocity, and conflict), and workplace organizational cultures. Questionnaires were distributed during work hours with data collection points available for return of completed questionnaires. Data were analyzed through ANOVA, Pearson product moment correlations, and multiple regression analyses. Civilian health care workers constituted the oldest group by age, with significantly higher body weights and body mass indices, and lower scores for physical activity and self-motivation. Active duty Army personnel practiced higher levels of physical activity that were significantly related to self-motivation, social support, and a hierarchical organizational culture. Weekly alcohol consumption and smoking were highest in Army reservists who also had the lowest scores for social support and the highest scores for conflict in workplace relationships. The most significant factors contributing to the adoption of health promoting behaviors included internal self-motivation, social support, and reciprocity. Organizational workplace cultures were inconsistent predictors of health promotion. Employers and health care professionals need to consider the effects of social support and internal motivation as health promotion programs are designed for employees. Team efforts, competitions, rewards, organizational commitment, and support are essential to the success of these programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:53:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:53:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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