Ehealth apps in workplace health management - An analysis of determinants and effects on employee health
Westmattelmann D, Kuen L, Schewe G
Organisations are increasingly investing in workplace health-promotion measures such as eHealth applications to improve employees’ well-being. Nonetheless, missing research on how different factors influence the adoption of such applications hinders efficient implementation. Therefore, we first examine how the individual factors attitude towards eHealth application, perceived stress (assessed in dimensions joy, tension, demands, and worries), resilience, and work-life balance relate to employees’ intention to use. Second, we investigate how team-level factors influence the adoption process by including social support from colleagues and supervisors as determinants of actual use. Third, the effects of eHealth application use on employees’ physical health are explored. Preliminary results based on multiple regression analysis show that the chosen factors can predict use intention. The final study will contribute to understanding the overall adoption process, including several physical-health-related outcomes, and thereby support an effective and target-group-specific implementation of eHealth applications.
eHealth application; Workplace; Stress; Social support; Physical health