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Reasons for engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention


Dawkins, S and Martin, A and Kilpatrick, M and Scott, J, Reasons for engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (10) pp. 917-927. ISSN 1076-2752 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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2018 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Author's Accepted Manuscript is not the final published version. The final version may be accessed via the links to the Official URL and DOI.

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DOI: doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001360


Objective:Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) require specialized attention regarding workplace mental health (WMH), but can be challenging to engage in WMH promotion interventions. This cross-sectional study analyzed self-reported motivations of SME owner/managers who engaged in a WMH promotion intervention specifically designed for SMEs.

Methods:Data from 297 SME owner/managers was thematically coded prior to conductingmultinominal logistical regression analyses to determine reasons for engagement based on a series of predictors, including owner/manager psychological distress, recent experience of a stressful work event, and business confidence.

Results:Owner/manager psychological distress, experience of a recent stressful workplace, and low 12-month business confidence incident were important predictors of engagement.

Conclusions:The findings provide important insights into the uptake of a WMH promotion intervention, which can inform the design and future recruitment strategies for WMH promotion interventions within the SME sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:engagement, intervention, SME owner/manager, wellbeing, workplace mental health
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Dawkins, S (Dr Sarah Dawkins)
UTAS Author:Martin, A (Professor Angela Martin)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, M (Dr Michelle Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Scott, J (Professor Jenn Scott)
ID Code:126338
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2018-06-05
Last Modified:2022-08-30
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