Communicating employee wellness plans to employees
Len-Ríos, M. E., Jun, H.(Grady PhD student), & Lee, Y.-I(Grady PhD student). (2017, March). Communicating employee wellness plans to employees: The effects of gain-loss framing and message source on intentions to enroll. Paper to be presented at the International Public Relations Research Conference, Orlando, FL.
Abstract: Fortune magazine publishes its list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and its ranking formula for evaluating companies includes measures of “…overall job satisfaction,” as well as and evaluation of company “pay and benefits programs” (Fortune, n.d.). At many companies, a tangible benefit includes making employee wellness programs available to improve employee health. One problem with such programs, however, is that they may suffer from low enrollment when employers do not communicate effectively about the program and fail to provide support for their programs (Cook, 2016). The current study examines one aspect of these programs — how companies can optimally design messages to encourage employees to participate in company wellness programs.
Abstract: Participants (N=88) in a two-condition (Facebook post information level: high vs. low) mixed factorial design took part in a laboratory experiment that utilized eye tracking to gauge what areas of the page in common news layouts attract viewers’ gaze, and whether this viewing amount of information about the story disclosed in the Facebook posts. […]
Bartosz WojdynskiCamila EspinaKate KeibJennifer MalsonHyejin BangYen-I Lee
Image and framing effects on perceptions of self-efficacy and body satisfaction
Abstract: This study, in the context of encouraging participants to enroll in a company’s employee wellness program, uses gain-loss framing (Rothman & Salovey, 1997) and social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954) to examine the effects of messages on participant perceptions of self-efficacy for maintaining a healthy weight, consuming healthful foods and body satisfaction. A 2 (framing: […]