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eHealth and Workplace Health Promotion

eHealth Tools in Workplace Health Promotion (and Company Health Management)

More and more companies are implementing Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) in their corporate culture to promote the health of their employees. In the process, HR developers are confronted with familiar problems, ranging from non-target analyses, uninspired intervention proposals, decreasing participation and ending of health intervention. To counter this negative trend, new impulses in the WHP are necessary. At the same time, the growing potential of new technologies or media should not be ignored. A variety of smartphone apps that promote health awareness and behavior are already existing. However, there are not yet many verifiable concepts for the integration of such apps into the WHP.

The Department of Work and Organizational Psychology conducts scientific studies on the topic of "eHealth Tools in Workplace Health Promotion".

The results of this research work can be used to develop special services in the field of eHealth and occupational health promotion within the framework of this project.

Current issues

The good cooperation with international experts has already led to various project results:

  • Creation of high quality measuring instruments (translations) to measure stress, strain and recovery in Austria and Slovenia
  • Conducting a scientific study to assess the acceptance of eHealth tools in workplace health promotion among executives
  • Investigation of the acceptance and usefulness of a mobile assessment for individual recovery and stress monitoring
  • Development of a concept for the use of eHealth tools in workplace health promotion

The following research results have been published and can be found here:

Concept for the integration of eHealth tools into the WHP: www.researchgate.net/publication/323370112

Identification of target groups for the acceptance and use of eHealth tools in the WHP:



Concept for a high-quality stress monitoring with smartphones ("mobile assessments"): www.researchgate.net/publication/318875070

Project team

Project management:

Dr. Paulino Jiménez


+43 316 380-5128

Project assistant:

Dr. Anita Bregenzer


+43 316 380-5102

Advantages of the project:

  • Creating public interest for this important research topic
  • Raising awareness of stress, strain, recovery and workplace health promotion as well as developing high quality measurement tools to assess these areas.
  • Conducting scientific studies concerning the experience, acceptance and expectations of eHealth tools in (workplace) health promotion
  • Identification of target groups for the acceptance and use of eHealth tools in (workplace) health promotion
  • Development of a concept for linking eHealth tools and workplace health promotion
  • Identification of barriers and success factors in the application of eHealth tools in practice
  • Analysis of the additional value of eHealth programmes complementary to traditional workplace health promotion

We thank the following partners for their cooperation:

  • Mikropis Holding d.o.o. – Žalec
  • RC IKTS Žalec d.o.o. – Razvojni center informacijsko - komunikacijskih tehnologij Savinja Žalec, d.o.o.
  • Univerza v Ljubljani (Universität Ljubljana)
  • Univerza v mariboru (Universität Maribor); Ekonomsko-poslovna fakulteta – Inštitut za marketing (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Marketing)


Mag. Dipl.-Ing.

Dagmar Schmelzer

Institut für Psychologie
Phone:+43 316 380 - 8549

Sozialpsychologie & AO: Mo,Mi,Do: 10:00-12:00, Di 14:00-16:00

Consultation hours

Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Bettina Kubicek

Monday 13:30 - 15:00

Registration required at Mag. Schmelzer

Due to the current situation you can also register for Skype-based consultation at the secreteriat.


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Jiménez

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30

Additional information


Univ.-Prof. i.R. DDr. K. Wolfgang Kallus

Consultation hours on request

Registration required at Mag. Schmelzer

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