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Individens perspektiv på friskvård - möjligheter och begränsningar: En kvalitativ studie om anställdas uppfattningar av friskvård
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study was about employees’ perception of wellness in the workplace, where a company had to exemplify the workplace as an arena for health promotion. The study was conducted to provide more knowledge about how the wellness in the workplace can be developed to change exercise habits and increase physical activity. The aim of the study is to investigate how the wellness is carried out at a midsize company and also on this basis to analyze and propose actions in the purpose to activate all the employees in a workplace. The questions that were asked were how the wellness in the workplace is being used, the employees’ perception of wellness in their workplace, and how actions for wellness can be developed in purpose to increase employees’ physical activity. The methodology of the study was based on a qualitative methodology with semi-structured interviews on ten employees in various professional groups. The study concluded that three main obstacles to employees ‘participation in wellness programs, and physical exercise exist. These were time, motivation and work situation. The results also show that there are certain factors that can reduce these barriers.

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Keyword [en]
activities for wellness, exercise habits, health promotion, physical activity, wellness and wellness contribution
Keyword [sv]
friskvård, fysisk aktivitet, friskvårdspeng, friskvårdsaktiviteter, hälsofrämjande och motionsvanor
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106908OAI: diva2:845719
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Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-12 Last updated: 2015-08-12Bibliographically approved

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