Personal–Organizational Processes in Workplace Health Promotion: Understanding Wellness Program Participation in China

Yaguang Zhu, Stephanie L. Dailey


Around the world, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for workplace health promotion (WHP). Research has demonstrated the beneficial outcomes of WHP program participation, yet scholars lack an all-encompassing framework that captures why employees do or do not participate in these initiatives, especially in non-Western contexts. To show the role of two personal–organizational processes—perceived organizational support and organizational identification—in predicting WHP program participation, we collected survey data from 204 employees at a Chinese company with a wellness program. Results suggest that organizational identification mediates the relationship between perceived organizational support and employees’ participation in WHP programs. Besides contributing to the WHP literature in non-Western countries, this study opens up new opportunities to explore the relationship between other personal-organizational processes and their relationship to WHP.


workplace health promotion, organizational identification, perceived organizational support, wellness program participation, non-Western context

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