Overcoming psychological barriers against healthy behaviours and increasing well-being and engagement of employees

Last registered on November 21, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information

General Information

Title
Overcoming psychological barriers against healthy behaviours and increasing well-being and engagement of employees
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003584
Initial registration date
November 21, 2018
Last updated
November 21, 2018, 1:05 PM EST

Locations

Primary Investigator

Affiliation
INSEAD

Other Primary Investigator(s)

PI Affiliation
INSEAD
PI Affiliation
INSEAD

Additional Trial Information

Status
On going
Start date
2016-11-01
End date
2020-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Could well-being and engagement of employees in organisations increase if they adopted healthier behaviours and lifestyles? The goal of this study is to address this question by testing to what extent certain psychological barriers limit the ability of employees to invest in healthy behaviours and increase employee well-being and engagement. The findings of this project are expected to be relevant for organisational stakeholders, who are interested in innovative approaches to enhance efficiency of organisations and need satisfaction of their employees.
External Link(s)

Registration Citation

Citation
Guadalupe , Maria, and . 2018. "Overcoming psychological barriers against healthy behaviours and increasing well-being and engagement of employees." AEA RCT Registry. November 21. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3584-1.0
Former Citation
Guadalupe , Maria et al. 2018. "Overcoming psychological barriers against healthy behaviours and increasing well-being and engagement of employees." AEA RCT Registry. November 21. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3584/history/37825
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2017-04-01
Intervention End Date
2017-08-31

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
Eudemonic wellbeing (Waterman et al., 2010)
Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener et al., 1985)
Stress & anxiety
Employee engagement
Healthy behaviours and lifestyles
Weight / BMI
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
Value affirmation treatment (“reflection on values most important to oneself”)
Value affirmation control (“reflection on how less personally relevant values can be important to someone else”)
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization (with stratification) using Excel
Randomization Unit
Individuals (members of an organization)
Was the treatment clustered?
No

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
Not applicable, because treatment was not clustered.
Sample size: planned number of observations
More than 1,000 employees in an organization
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
50% of employees in each of the two experimental conditions.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

IRB Name
INSEAD Internal Review Board
IRB Approval Date
2017-03-13
IRB Approval Number
Tracked by title: Values affirmation at [trial partner]

Post-Trial

Post Trial Information

Study Withdrawal

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

Program Files

Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials

Relevant Paper(s)

Reports & Other Materials