Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Other parts of the world, namely Europe and Asia, are out producing the United States. According to Steers & Porter (1987), the U.S. ranked sixth among seven leading industrial nations in productivity increases from 1968-1978. An unhealthy life-style is one factor causing decreased productivity in the U.S. (Cox, Shephard & Corey, 1981). Fitness level, work capacity, mental fatigue and stress are related to life-style and have an impact on productivity (Falkenberg, 1987). It is estimated that two-thirds of all businesses in the U.S. with fifty or more employees offer some type of health promotion program (McLemore & Dolzier, 1987). These programs are established in hopes of positively affecting those variables related to productivity.
Leutzinger, Joseph A., "The effect of a corporate fitness program on worker productivity" (1988). Student Work. 3056.