A step in the right direction? Change in mental well-being and self-reported work performance among physically inactive university employees during a walking intervention

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A step in the right direction? Change in mental well-being and self-reported work performance among physically inactive university employees during a walking intervention. / Thøgersen-ntoumani, Cecilie; Loughren, Elizabeth A.; Taylor, Ian M.; Duda, Joan L.; Fox, Kenneth R.

In: Mental Health and Physical Activity, Vol. 7, No. 2, 06.2014, p. 89-94.

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title = "A step in the right direction? Change in mental well-being and self-reported work performance among physically inactive university employees during a walking intervention",
abstract = "ObjectiveTo examine well-being and work performance changes accompanying participation in a 16-week uncontrolled feasibility lunchtime walking trial.MethodParticipants were 75 (92% female; M age = 47.68) previously physically inactive non-academic employees from a large British university. Multilevel modelling analyses examined well-being and work performance trajectories from baseline to post-intervention, to four months later, controlling for group membership and trait affectivity.ResultsIncreases in perceptions of health, subjective vitality, and work performance, and decreases in fatigue at work were observed. Changes were sustained four months after the end of the intervention. No changes were identified for enthusiasm, nervousness and relaxation at work.ConclusionAlthough this was a relatively small uncontrolled feasibility trial, the results suggest that participation in a walking programme may be associated with sustainable well-being benefits and improvements in perceptions of work performance.",
keywords = "Physical activity, Job affect, Enthusiasm, Subjective vitality, Fatigue",
author = "Cecilie Th{\o}gersen-ntoumani and Loughren, {Elizabeth A.} and Taylor, {Ian M.} and Duda, {Joan L.} and Fox, {Kenneth R.}",
year = "2014",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1016/j.mhpa.2014.06.004",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "89--94",
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T1 - A step in the right direction? Change in mental well-being and self-reported work performance among physically inactive university employees during a walking intervention

AU - Thøgersen-ntoumani, Cecilie

AU - Loughren, Elizabeth A.

AU - Taylor, Ian M.

AU - Duda, Joan L.

AU - Fox, Kenneth R.

PY - 2014/6

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N2 - ObjectiveTo examine well-being and work performance changes accompanying participation in a 16-week uncontrolled feasibility lunchtime walking trial.MethodParticipants were 75 (92% female; M age = 47.68) previously physically inactive non-academic employees from a large British university. Multilevel modelling analyses examined well-being and work performance trajectories from baseline to post-intervention, to four months later, controlling for group membership and trait affectivity.ResultsIncreases in perceptions of health, subjective vitality, and work performance, and decreases in fatigue at work were observed. Changes were sustained four months after the end of the intervention. No changes were identified for enthusiasm, nervousness and relaxation at work.ConclusionAlthough this was a relatively small uncontrolled feasibility trial, the results suggest that participation in a walking programme may be associated with sustainable well-being benefits and improvements in perceptions of work performance.

AB - ObjectiveTo examine well-being and work performance changes accompanying participation in a 16-week uncontrolled feasibility lunchtime walking trial.MethodParticipants were 75 (92% female; M age = 47.68) previously physically inactive non-academic employees from a large British university. Multilevel modelling analyses examined well-being and work performance trajectories from baseline to post-intervention, to four months later, controlling for group membership and trait affectivity.ResultsIncreases in perceptions of health, subjective vitality, and work performance, and decreases in fatigue at work were observed. Changes were sustained four months after the end of the intervention. No changes were identified for enthusiasm, nervousness and relaxation at work.ConclusionAlthough this was a relatively small uncontrolled feasibility trial, the results suggest that participation in a walking programme may be associated with sustainable well-being benefits and improvements in perceptions of work performance.

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KW - Job affect

KW - Enthusiasm

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