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Does Worksite Culture of Health (CoH) Matter to Employees? Empirical Evidence Using Job-Related Metrics

Kwon, Youngbum PhD; Marzec, Mary L. PhD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: May 2016 - Volume 58 - Issue 5 - p 448–454
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000724

Objectives: This study examines the relationships between the workplace culture of health (CoH), job satisfaction, and turnover intention. We also examined the moderating effect of job classification.

Methods: Structural equation modeling analysis was performed on data from employees of a Korean life insurance company (N = 880).

Results: Workplace CoH directly influenced job satisfaction (β = 0.32; P < 0.001) and was indirectly associated with intention to leave. Job satisfaction was directly associated with intention to leave (β = −0.42; P < 0.001). The relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave was stronger for managerial employees than for non-managerial employees.

Conclusions: This study showed that a workplace CoH is related to job satisfaction and intention to leave. Supporting health at the workplace has implications beyond health that benefit both employees and the organization.

Health Management Research Center (Dr Marzec), and Sport Management (Dr Kwon), School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Address correspondence to: Mary L. Marzec, PhD, Health Management Research Center, 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (

Authors Kwon and Marzec have no relationships/conditions/circumstances that present potential conflict of interest.

The JOEM editorial board and planners have no financial interest related to this research.

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