The employer’s role in creating a healthy lifestyle
– expectations of the millennial generations Cover Image

Rola pracodawcy w kreowaniu zdrowego trybu życia w świetle oczekiwań przedstawicieli generacji milenijnych
The employer’s role in creating a healthy lifestyle – expectations of the millennial generations

Author(s): Katarzyna Wojtaszczyk
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Keywords: healthy lifestyle; millennia generations; employer

Summary/Abstract: The quality of life, meaning the degree of human’s satisfaction derived from the whole of theexistence, involves both – the private and professional spheres of life. One of the most important determinantsof the quality of life is health, which in more than 50% depends on the person’s lifestyle.Due to the fact that lifestyle is a result of individual actions undertaken by the individual and its homeand work environment, it is assumed that one of the employer’s tasks is shaping pro-health behaviors.Promoting healthy lifestyles is particularly important for young people who are just entering adulthood.Those people, also known as Millennials, go to school and work simultaneously. As a consequence,young people’s health awareness is not only parents, teachers or school nurses’ matter to teach anymore,but also employers’ from whom young people gain first work experiences. It needs to be indicated thatempirical studies prove that representatives of the Millennium generation are characterized by unhygieniclifestyles and the need for services that shape a healthy lifestyle.The purpose of this paper is to identify the expectations of youngsters (representatives of Millenniumgenerations) regarding the role of employers in shaping a healthy lifestyle.The article consists of theoretical and empirical sections. Theoretical parts were based on literature,which include publications devoted to a healthy lifestyle, health promotion in the workplace, and the characteristicsof Millennial generations. The empirical part of the paper contains the results of the author’sour own research conducted in 2017 among representatives of the Millennium generations. The resultsshow that young people do not manifest healthy behaviors. At the same time, they expect from theiremployers to promote healthy lifestyle.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 54
  • Page Range: 229-241
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish