Article Published in International Journal of Communication

Yaguang Zhu and I have published another piece together! Our latest study, titled “Personal-organizational processes in workplace health promotion: Understanding wellness program participation in China” shows the role of two personal–organizational processes–perceived organizational support and organizational identification–in predicting wellness program participation. Scholars had previously explained either personal (e.g., embarrassment; Stainbrook & Green, 1989) or organizational (e.g., problematic implementation; James & Zoller, 2017) reasons that employees might not participate in health programs at work. This study breaks new theoretical ground by exploring processes that are simultaneously personal and organizational, demonstrating that employees’ perceived organizational support can promote organizational identification, which in turn may bolster participation in workplace wellness initiatives. Our findings open the door for future work to explore other personal–organizational factors that might relate to workplace wellness program involvement, such as the role of organizational social media use or perceptions of work–life conflict. We hope you’ll read it here!