Worksite health promotion and work performance: both awareness and use matter

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OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to study whether being aware of the existence of worksite health promotion (WHP), using it, or both are related to employees' task and contextual performance. METHODS: Multilevel cross-sectional data came from the European Sustainable Workforce Survey, with data from more than 11,000 employees in 259 organizations. Generalized structural equation modeling was used to examine two types of WHP: healthy menus and sports facilities. RESULTS: Awareness of healthy menus and sports facilities was positively associated with task and contextual performance. Healthy menus use was related to both higher task and contextual performance, whereas sports facilities use was only associated with contextual performance. The relation of WHP use was stronger for contextual than for task performance. CONCLUSIONS: Organizations should ensure that employees are aware of the availability of WHP as well as stimulate employees to make use of it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-957
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number11
Early online date14 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023


  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Occupational Health
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workforce
  • Workplace


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