Corporate health promotion programs in North Central Texas: A descriptive study

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1995-12-30
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Eggers, Joe
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This descriptive research was conducted to identify characteristics shared by corporate health promotion ( CHP) programs as well as the characteristics and professional preparation of individuals responsible for CHP. Data was obtained by a mailed questionnaire to coordinators of CHP programs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Frequencies, percentages and totals for various categories being reported. Spearman Rho correlations were used and tested at the O. 5 level for significance. A significant relationship was found between the coursework/training earned by the respondents and the importance they ascribed to competence in most CHP topics and competencies. Some notable findings included: CPR certification, job experience and program planning/administration were ranked highest in terms of personal expertise among respondents, as well perceived importance for the job of CHP coordinator. Respondents indicated a lack of training and need for more expertise in marketing, counseling/psychology/motivation, computer skills, stress management/relaxation skills, and communication/presentation skills.

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