Factors affecting exercise adherence at a worksite wellness program

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Examined differences in selected cognitive, environmental, and social factors between worksite wellness program (WWP) adherers, dropouts, and those who have never participated in the WWP. Ss were 324 non-WWP participants and 107 WWP members (all Ss aged 18+ yrs ). Those who attend the WWP generally were found to have higher levels of self-motivation, were encouraged to participate by others more frequently, and perceived fewer barriers to program participation than did dropouts and nonparticipants. Attitudinal commitment to exercise did not differ across subgroups. Interestingly 16% of Ss prefer to exercise at a place other than the WWP.


Cognition; Employee health promotion; Employee motivation; Exercise; Reasoned Action Approach; Service workers; Social perception; Work-site wellness; Work-site wellness program participation


Community-Based Research | Community Health | Exercise Science | Human Resources Management | Kinesiology | Public Health


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