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Företags syn på hälsofrämjande arbete i arbetslivet: – en kvalitativ studie av fem privata och fem offentliga företag i Gävle
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The workplace has a direct impact on the physical, psychological, economic and social well-being of the workers. A healthy workplace leads to increased health among the employees which also makes the employees more productive (Källestål, 2004). A poor working environment can have negative consequences for individuals, companies and society (SOU, 2009:47).This is a qualitative study that investigates companies’ view of health promotion and how they practice health promotion in working life. Five private and five public companies, with representatives from the management were interviewed. The result showed that the companies looked at health promotion as means to support and create opportunities for the health of the employees. Ergonomics and work environment were the main drivers linked to health promotion. All companies had efforts for health promotion and the foremost was health care contributions which were offered annually. However, it appeared that few workers took advantage of it. Leadership proved to be very important for a healthy workplace. The companies´ visions for health promotion were that they would be an attractive workplace and that they wanted the employees to feel good at work. This was important because the companies wanted to benefit the business as well as the workers. The result agrees well with the literature, but it was unexpected that the companies would have such a broad view of health and health promotion.

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2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Health, health promotion, workplace, employees, private companies, public companies
Keyword [sv]
Hälsa, hälsofrämjande, hälsofrämjande arbete, arbetsplats, anställda, privata företag, offentliga företag
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General Literature Studies Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8502Archive number: HPPC-H10-10OAI: diva2:399980
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-02-24 Last updated: 2011-03-02Bibliographically approved

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