Organizational attraction toward a company that adopts a smoke-free policy.
Park-HS; Dalsey-E; Kang-YF; Hong-S; Lee-SA
Asia Pac J Manage 2012 Mar; 29(1):169-189
The current study investigated Korean smokers' and non-smokers' evaluations of an organization implementing a policy which either mandated or recommended that employees quit smoking. Undergraduates (n = 268) were randomly assigned to one of 2 (high vs. low severity of smoke-free policy implementation) × 2 (high vs. low organizational assistance) conditions and indicated their attraction to a hypothetical organization, posing as job applicants. The findings showed that non-smoking individuals' perception of organizational support was more strongly and positively related to organizational attraction when they were more likely to endorse employers' right to control employee smoking behaviors. Ex-smokers indicated greater attraction toward the organization when it was described as implementing a high severity policy than a low severity policy. Non-smokers indicated greater attraction toward the organization when it was described as offering a high level of assistance than a low level of assistance for smokers' cessation efforts. These and other findings concerning individuals' perception of severity, perception of organizational support, smoking sensitivity, and employer control are presented in detail, and the implications thereof are discussed.
Smoking; Sociological-factors; Humans; Men; Women; Employees; Employee-health; Workers; Worker-health; Behavior;
Author Keywords: Smoke-free workplace policy; Organizational attraction; Perceived organizational support; Employer control of employee behavior; Smoking sensitivity
H. S. Park, Department of Communication, Michigan State university, East Lansing, MI 48824
Asia Pacific Journal of Management