The Scientific World Journal

Workplace Health Promotion and Wellbeing

Publishing date
01 May 2015
Submission deadline
12 Dec 2014

1National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

2VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

3University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, USA

4Work Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland

5Lund University, Lund, Sweden

6Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO, Delft, Netherlands

Workplace Health Promotion and Wellbeing


A long, healthy, safe, and productive working life is the essence of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work’s goal for employees in a modern and sustainable workplace. The goal may be obtained by ensuring the employees’ wellbeing at workplaces through improvement of the working environment and through different types of health promotion at the workplace. The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes the workplace as a priority setting for promotion of health and wellbeing. Workplace health promotion is the combined efforts of employers, employees, and society to improve the health and wellbeing of workers. However, many barriers may still exist for successfully implementing health promotion and wellbeing initiatives at the workplaces. For instance, small enterprises may not have the same infrastructure to support health promotion as larger companies. Some companies may lack time or knowledge to initiate and sustain health promotion. Furthermore, socioeconomic factors may influence participation in and outcomes of health promotion at the workplace. Research is still needed on how to best implement and evaluate health promotion and wellbeing initiatives in different settings and for different groups of workers.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles on workplace health promotion and wellbeing. Prospective cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, cross-sectional studies, and qualitative studies, as well as other types of studies, are welcomed.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Workplace interventions with wellbeing and health promotion (e.g., physical exercise, smoking cessation, and diet)
  • Socioeconomic differences in participation and/or in outcomes
  • Motivation and barriers for health promotion at the workplace
  • The interplay between work environment and wellbeing at work (e.g., physical factors, psychosocial factors, and safety at work)
  • Positive psychology and wellbeing at work
  • The role of leadership and management in wellbeing at work
  • Demographic changes and wellbeing at work (e.g., ageing workforces and lifestyle-related changes)
  • Wellbeing and the management of ill health and disability at the workplace (e.g., stroke, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, and allergies)
  • Restructuring at workplaces and resilience of workers and teams
  • Social innovation and wellbeing
  • Technological innovation and wellbeing
  • Gender and wellbeing at work
  • Measuring wellbeing at work (e.g., questionnaires, SMS tracking, and objective measures)


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 518561
  • - Research Article

When Intervention Meets Organisation, a Qualitative Study of Motivation and Barriers to Physical Exercise at the Workplace

Thomas Viskum Gjelstrup Bredahl | Charlotte Ahlgren Særvoll | ... | Lars Louis Andersen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 606875
  • - Editorial

Workplace Health Promotion and Wellbeing

Lars L. Andersen | Karin I. Proper | ... | Noortje Wiezer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 340820
  • - Review Article

Tailoring Healthy Workplace Interventions to Local Healthcare Settings: A Complexity Theory-Informed Workplace of Well-Being Framework

Sarah L. Brand | Lora E. Fleming | Katrina M. Wyatt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 865628
  • - Research Article

Supervisors’ Strategies to Facilitate Work Functioning among Employees with Musculoskeletal Complaints: A Focus Group Study

Tove Ask | Liv Heide Magnussen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 937063
  • - Research Article

The Productivity Dilemma in Workplace Health Promotion

Martin Cherniack
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 407232
  • - Research Article

Considering the Differential Impact of Three Facets of Organizational Health Climate on Employees’ Well-Being

Zandra M. Zweber | Robert A. Henning | ... | Pouran Faghri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 272347
  • - Research Article

Exploring Environment-Intervention Fit: A Study of a Work Environment Intervention Program for the Care Sector

Louise Hardman Smith | Birgit Aust | Mari-Ann Flyvholm
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 915359
  • - Research Article

Health Behaviors and Overweight in Nursing Home Employees: Contribution of Workplace Stressors and Implications for Worksite Health Promotion

Helena Miranda | Rebecca J. Gore | ... | Laura Punnett
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