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

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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)

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24846
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839912464046
Official URL http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/14/5/715.abstract
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords men’s health, worksite safety and health, health promotion
Citations in Scopus 26 - View on Scopus
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