The Workplace Effects of EAP Use: "Pooled" Results from 20 Different EAPs with Before and After WOS 5-item Data
EASNA Research Note
PublisherEmployee Assistance Society of North America
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AbstractThe purpose of the study was to examine if the use of EAP services was associated with improved work effectiveness. Twenty different EAP providers contributed a convenience sample of 3,187 employee clients who had completed the Workplace Outcome Suite (WOS) 5-item measure both at before use of the EAP and a 90-day follow- up period after EAP use. All five items showed statistically significant positive change, but the greatest amount of improvement was found for work absenteeism, work presenteeism and work distress with less sizable improvements for work engagement and life satisfaction. These results offer evidence that EAP services can improve the workplace performance of employees.
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CitationSharar, D., & Lennox, R. (2014). The workplace effects of EAP services: “pooled” results from 20 different EAPs with before and after WOS 5-item data. EASNA Research Notes, 4(1), 1-5. Available form: http://www.easna.org/publications
Series/Report No.EASNA Research Notes;Volume 4 - Number 1
SponsorsChestnut Global Partners
KeywordWorkplace Outcome Suite (WOS)
Employee assistance programs
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/5139
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