Understanding and Influencing Workplace Sedentary Behaviour

2017-09-26T23:03:08Z (GMT) by NYSSA TEGAN HADGRAFT
Sedentary behaviour (or sitting) is a recently identified chronic disease risk factor. Many adults spend the majority of their working hours sitting, making the workplace a key setting for public health interventions. This thesis aimed to identify factors that influence workplace sitting time and the feasibility of reducing this behaviour. The most prominent factors identified were: the nature of work, social norms and workplace culture, and the workplace physical environment. These findings will assist to inform the design of workplace interventions targeting sedentary behaviour, highlighting the need for multi-component approaches that address the spectrum of influences on workplace sitting.