Évaluation de l'efficacité des interventions organisationnelles mises en oeuvre dans le cadre de la norme "Entreprises en santé" : Impacts sur la conciliation travail-vie personnelle et l'état de santé globale des travailleurs du Québec

Authors: Lambert-Slythe, Anne-Frédérique
Advisor: Brisson, ChantalVézina, Michel
Abstract: Impact of the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard on work-life balance and self-rated health among employees Background and Objectives: Work-life balance (WLB) refers to the harmonization of one’s professional and personal roles. In Quebec, 40 to 47% of workers report work-life conflict; a state researchers suggest may be associated with various mental and physical health problems. An increasing number of companies are implementing measures to promote WLB, but their effects on workers’ health are not well known. Implemented in 2008, the Quebec Healthy Enterprise Standard (HES) targets four intervention areas, including WLB. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of HES implementation on workers’ WLB and their self-rated health (SRH). Methods: This was an intervention study with a before-after design. All active employees of ten Quebec companies were solicited to complete a questionnaire before (n=2849) and 24 to 38 months after (n=2560) HES implementation. Results: The overall results show a deterioration of WLB and SRH. Of the two companies that implemented specific interventions to promote WLB, only one implemented recognized interventions (flexible schedule and telecommute). In this company, a slight improvement in WLB as well as an increase in the prevalence of negative SRH was observed. The second company conducted information sessions on WLB and deterioration in WLB was observed. Conclusions: This is the first study to assess the association between implemented measures and WLB or SRH over such a long period of time and in such a large sample. The results of this study illustrate the need to and the importance of implementing concrete and recognized interventions in order to improve workers’ WLB and SRH.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/27942
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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