Well-Being and Health-related Interventions in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Meta-Analytic Review

Gerhardt, Christin; Stocker, Désirée; Looser, Dominik; grosse Holtforth, Martin; Elfering, Achim (2019). Well-Being and Health-related Interventions in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Meta-Analytic Review. Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, pp. 1-10. Springer 10.1007/s41449-019-00154-1

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In many countries, the majority of employees work in SMEs, but research on prevention and interventions with regard to occupational health rarely addresses SMEs. The aim is to give an overview of the evidence on person- and work-related interventions. We conducted a systematic literature search. Fifteen studies on health promotion in SMEs are summarized in a systematic meta-analytic review. Interventions that addressed health-related behaviour such as physical exercise or mixed approaches were shown to have a small to moderate effect. Work redesign and other interventions to improve work conditions showed mixed results. Our findings point to the importance of a precise implementation and the consideration of possible side effects. The combination of person- and task-related interventions seems to be promising. To improve health promotion in SMEs, more research on interventions in this context is necessary.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Gerhardt, Christin; Stocker, Désirée; Looser, Dominik; grosse Holtforth, Martin and Elfering, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0340-2444

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christin Gerhardt

Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2019 14:38

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2019 14:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s41449-019-00154-1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131817

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131817

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