Revised model of the benefits and time flexible work policies for 2002 and 2008 national survey of the changing workforce
Methods Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test the fit and performance of the revised model using a nationally representative sample from the 2002 (N=2810) and 2008 (N=2769) National Survey of the Changing Workforce
Results For the 2002 data, SEM results suggest that as the need for workplace policies increased, so did the number of policies offered by the workplace; as the number of policies offered increased, so did employee commitment; as the number of policies increased, stress decreased; as commitment increased, stress decreased; and as stress decreased, costs to the workplace also decreased. For the 2008 data, results differed slightly. Specifically, the number of policies offered was not related to employee commitment. When the two models were compared, fit statistics suggest that the same models applies to both 2002 and 2008 samples.
Conclusion The modified model was a good fit for the data. Differences in magnitude for some of the variables may be explained by different economic conditions across the time points. Recommendations for occupational health professionals will be discussed.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Social and behavioral sciences
Assess the applicability of a revised Model of the Benefits and Time Flexible Work Policies for recent data collected by the National Survey of the Changing Workforce. Describe new workplace policies and programs that support quality of work-life for employees and productivity goals of employers. Formulate ideas for new policies and programs that support workers and employers in today’s ever-changing work landscape.
Keyword(s): Workplace Stressors, Occupational Health Programs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been principal or co-principal investigator on several externally funded grants focusing on occupational health and wellbeing, work/life programs and employee assistance programs (EAPs). Among my scientific interests has been the identification of workplace policies and programs that support employees quality of work-life as well as employers' productivity and safety goals.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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