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Am J Ind Med. 2016 Jul;59(7):538-48. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22601. Epub 2016 May 16.

Interactive training improves workplace climate, knowledge, and support towards domestic violence.

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  • 1School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 2Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon.
  • 3Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET), Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

As Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) affects the workplace, a supportive workplace climate is important. The study evaluated the effectiveness of an "IPV and the Workplace" training on workplace climate towards IPV.

METHODS:

IPV training was provided to 14 intervention counties and 13 control counties (receiving training 6 months delayed). Measures included workplace climate surveys, IPV knowledge test, and workplace observations.

RESULTS:

(i) Training significantly improved supervisor knowledge on IPV and received positive evaluations, (ii) training improved workplace climate towards IPV significantly which was maintained over time, and (iii) after the training, supervisors provided more IPV information to employees and more IPV postings were available in the workplace.

CONCLUSIONS:

The study provides evidence to support on-site interactive, computer based training as a means for improved workplace safety. IPV and the Workplace training effectively increased knowledge and positively changed workplace climate. Am. J. Ind. Med. 59:538-548, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

KEYWORDS:

computer based training; domestic violence; employment leave policy; employment protection law; intimate partner violence; workplace climate

PMID:
27195809
DOI:
10.1002/ajim.22601
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