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Development of a holistic wellness model for managers in tertiary institutions

Author(s): Petrus A. Botha | Hein Brand

Journal: South African Journal of Human Resource Management
ISSN 1683-7584

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: wellness dimensions | health | wellness behaviour | lifestyle | health risks

Individuals struggle to attain optimal wellness and health  levels due to unhealthy lifestyle behaviour. A holistic wellness model was developed in this study to provide a framework for a cross-sectional survey to assess the wellness behaviour and health risk levels of managers in two South African universities. A census was done on the total population of 324 and responses were received from 89 managers. The study employed descriptive and inferential statistical procedures to analyse  the quantitative data. The findings  suggested  that  the managers had high levels of  wellness behaviour and low levels of health risks. Physical fitness and nutrition as well as medical self-care wellness behaviour  levels were  identified as weaknesses among managers, for which urgent interventions are required.How to cite this article:Botha, P.A., & Brand, H. (2009). Development of a holistic wellness model for managers in tertiary institutions. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur 7(1), Art. #208, 10 pages. DOI: 10.4102/sajhrm.v7i1.208
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