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Reasons for engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention

Dawkins, S ORCID: 0000-0002-4073-6907, Martin, A ORCID: 0000-0003-0109-1218, Kilpatrick, M ORCID: 0000-0001-6039-9154 and Scott, JL ORCID: 0000-0002-6955-4015 2018 , 'Reasons for engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention' , Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , pp. 1-40 , doi:

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Objective:Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) require specialized attention regardingworkplace mental health (WMH), but can be challenging to engage in WMH promotioninterventions. This cross-sectional study analyzed self-reported motivations of SMEowner/managers who engaged in a WMH promotion intervention specifically designed forSMEs.Methods:Data from 297 SME owner/managers was thematically coded prior toconductingmultinominal logistical regression analyses to determine reasons for engagementbased on a series of predictors, including owner/manager psychological distress, recentexperience of a stressful work event, and business confidence.Results:Owner/manager psychological distress, experience of a recent stressful workplace,and low 12-month business confidence incident were important predictors of engagement.Conclusions:The findings provide important insights into the uptake of a WMH promotionintervention, which can inform the design and future recruitment strategies for WMHpromotion interventions within the SME sector.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dawkins, S and Martin, A and Kilpatrick, M and Scott, JL
Keywords: engagement, intervention, SME owner/manager, wellbeing, workplace mental health
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN: 1076-2752
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© 2018 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Author's Accepted Manuscript is not the final published version. The final version may be accessed via the links to the Official URL and DOI.

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