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Title: Sedentary behaviour and health at work: an investigation of industrial sector, job role, gender and geographical differences
Authors: Kazi, A.
Haslam, Cheryl
Duncan, Myanna
Clemes, Stacy A.
Twumasi, Ricardo
Keywords: Health risks
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Workplace intervention
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: KAZI, A. ...et al., 2018. Sedentary behaviour and health at work: an investigation of industrial sector, job role, gender and geographical differences. Ergonomics, 62(1), pp.21-30
Abstract: This article presents baseline data from 1120 employees across 10 worksites enrolled in a workplace physical activity intervention. The study provides new data on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health and highlights gender, geographical, job type and industrial sector differences. Sitting at work accounted for more than 60% of participants' total daily sitting time on work days. Weekly and monthly hours worked, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference were significantly higher for workers in the private sector compared to the public sector. Employees in sales and customer services had significantly higher BMI scores and significantly lower scores for workability index (WAI), job satisfaction, organisational commitment and job motivation, compared to other groups. This study provides further evidence that work is a major contributor to sedentary behaviour and supports the pressing need for interventions particularly targeting private sector industries and sales and customer service sectors.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor: This study was part of a 5 year research project funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (RES-353-25- 0006; RCUK, led by ESRC)
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1489981
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33831
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1489981
ISSN: 0014-0139
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