What Factors Influence Participation in an Exercise-Focused, Employer-Based Wellness Program?

  title={What Factors Influence Participation in an Exercise-Focused, Employer-Based Wellness Program?},
  author={Jean Marie Abraham and Roger D. Feldman and John A. Nyman and Nathan A. Barleen},
  journal={INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing},
  pages={221 - 241}
Following the recent introduction of an incentive-based, exercise-focused wellness program at a large public university, this paper investigates the factors that influence employees' behavior with respect to participation and regular exercise. Results suggest that an employee's probability of signing up for the program is related to her exercise behavior prior to the program's inception, the time cost of exercise, taste for fitness center exercise, and attitudes about the benefits and barriers… 

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