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Att förstå friskvård och hälsa ur ett individperspektiv: Intervjuer med anställda inom verkstadsindustrin
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Sport Sciences Center.
(Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this qualitative study was to give an deeper understanding of how employees in the engineering industry experienced health education and how they understood and gave meaning to the terms health and health education. The study was based on interviews with eight men and women who participated in a health education project which had been held on their workplace. When the study took place the interviewees were in the age between 28 and 58 years. The results indicate that the employees understood health as a combination of both physical and psychological factors. The positive aspects described by the interviewees based on their experiences from the project were increase physical activities and that the project had helped them to get a better diet. In some cases the interviews had divided experiences about different parts of the project, but overall the result show that the interviewees were convinced that the project had helped them to improve their health and that the company was likely to benefit from the employees' improved health through reduced absenteeism and higher production.

Keyword [en]
health, health education, health in the workplace, health promotion
Keyword [sv]
hälsa, friskvård, hälsa på arbetsplatsen, hälsofrämjande insater
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57836OAI: diva2:544961
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Humanresurs AB, Karolina Sellin
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Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-17 Created: 2012-08-17 Last updated: 2012-08-17Bibliographically approved

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