Perceptions of Access to Worksite Wellness Resources

Date: 

2012

Summary: 

Worksite Wellness Resources are offered by many US corporations and can be an effective tool in recruiting and retaining workers and in helping them to maintain solid work performance. Little is known about the access of such resources to workers with disabilities. This survey research looks at access to wellness resources from the perspective of employees with disabilities.

Issue: 

My previous research on the work-life balance of persons with disabilities indicated the significance of resources for leisure and wellness especially as they aged on top of disability.

Response: 

My colleague, John Foley from SUNY Cortand and I are developing survey items now with impact from an expert panel with knowledge of workplace wellness, work-life balance, and disability.

Impact: 

This work will provide information to extend the content of the EDI's offerings to the employer community around how to attract and retain the talents of workers with disabilities.

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Researchers involved: 

International focus: 

  • United States of America