Article Published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management

Tricia Burke, Yaguang Zhu, and I recently completed a study exploring how work colleagues influence each other’s health behaviors. Specifically, our research employed the social ecological perspective to examine co-worker communication about workplace wellness. We found an indirect effect of colleagues’ social influence on health behaviors through co-worker social support and organizational socialization. This shows that both health-related communication as well as the organizational environment itself are related to employees’ health behaviors. You can read our manuscript, titled “Let’s work out: Communication in workplace wellness programs,” here.

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