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Australian Blue-Collar Men’s Health and Well-Being Contextual Issues for Workplace Health Promotion Interventions

du Plessis, Karin, Cronin, David, Corney, Tim ORCID: 0000-0002-1980-6835 and Green, Emma (2012) Australian Blue-Collar Men’s Health and Well-Being Contextual Issues for Workplace Health Promotion Interventions. Health Promotion Practice, 14 (5). pp. 715-720. ISSN 1524-8399 (print) 1552-6372 (online)

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Abstract

In Australia, blue-collar workers are predominantly male and form a unique and large (approximately 30%) subset of the Australian workforce. They exhibit particular health-related issues and, in comparison to other groups, often a lack of health promoting behavior. This article briefly discusses the Australian context and some of the key health issues blue-collar men face, in particular as it relates to construction workers. It reviews the impact of gender and socioeconomic factors in designing workplace health promotion interventions. This article considers practice strategies for health promoters in a specific workplace setting: it looks at meta-factors and industry-based contextual factors, including barriers to implementation and participation, while addressing common misconceptions about Australian blue-collar workers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: men’s health, worksite safety and health, health promotion
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 06:29
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 06:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24846
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839912464046
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Citations in Scopus: 16 - View on Scopus

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