Attention engineers! WWEST needs your help to figure out how to make your workplaces healthier and happier. All it takes is a few surveys and we’ll even give you a Starbucks gift card! Thanks in advance.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia invite men and women to participate in a ground-breaking research project examining how conversational patterns in the workplace contribute to the health, well-being, and career satisfaction of professional engineers.
• Complete an online daily diary survey for two working weeks. Surveys will take 10-15 minutes/night.
• Complete slightly longer entrance and exit surveys about your experiences in engineering and your perceptions of the interpersonal environment and policies in your workplace.
• Provide demographic information such as your age, gender, and ethnicity and complete validated measures of general health, life satisfaction, and career engagement.A subsample of participants working in the greater Vancouver, B.C, region will be invited to take part in a health monitoring arm of the study. Those who choose to participate in this part of the study will wear an ambulatory blood pressure monitor for two days during the two week survey period. The Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor is designed so that it can be worn without restricting user’s movement during the normal working day and will allow us to identify correlations between physical stress indicators and other aspects of your workplace experience.