Research Proposal

The Effects of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Satisfaction at Garrett Aviation
I, the researcher, believe that the citizens of the United States have become obsessed with the topic of health and wellness. One cannot watch a television program, read a newspaper, go on-line and avoid these topics. We are consistently bombarded with information on counting fat grams, implementing fiber in our diet, and new exercise equipment. Recently another industry, the workplace has decided to jump on the wellness bandwagon. This industry has gotten involved in promoting wellness by creating worksite wellness programs.
These programs have been implemented to cut employee absences, insurance ...

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1998). It is hypothesized for the proposed clinical project that that the wellness program will create an increased level of employee job satisfaction.
Wellness is defined as “a composite of physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and social health; health promotion is a means used to achieve wellness (Reardon, 1998). Worksite wellness programs have been developed to cut costs for employers and to benefit employees by increasing their level of health. Worksite wellness programs require the use of a model that targets reversible health problems and behaviors such as stress management, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and smoking (Reardon, 1998). Results from past research show that employees in firms with wellness programs have more positive attitudes towards the company and higher job satisfaction (Ho, 1997).
In recent years many large corporations have invested time and money into workplace wellness programs for their employees (Grant, 1998). ...

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1976). The first school of thought was the Physical-Economic School emphasized the role of the physical arrangement of the workplace, physical working conditions and pay (Locke, 1976). The second was the Social School of thought, which began in the 1930's. It emphasized the role of good supervision, cohesive workgroups, and friendly employee-management relations. The third school of thought was the Work Itself School which emphasized the attainment of satisfaction through growth in skill, efficacy, and responsibility made possible by mentally challenging work (Locke, 1976). Today research on employee morale and job satisfaction may have new thoughts or a different focus area, ...

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