The purpose of this study was to explore what sociodemographic, psychosocial, and behavioral factors were associated with standing desk use in the workplace among full-time non-instructional staff at a large, public university in the south-central United States. Data were collected using an online survey in Spring 2019 that contained items to assess sociodemographic variables, psychosocial factors, physical activity, and standing desk use. Participants (n = 381) were predominantly female (79.1%), white (91.7%), and 23.9% used a standing desk. In the binary logistic regression model, sedentary behavior awareness (OR = 1.11; 95% CI:1.04,1.18), self-efficacy (OR = 1.06; 95%CI:1.03,1.10), and salaried staff classification (OR = 1.99; 95%CI:1.19,3.34) were significantly associated with standing desk use (R2 = 0.16; p < .001). Findings from this study not only identify important psychosocial factors that may be targeted in future standing desk-based interventions but also highlight specific subgroups of employees that should be targeted in intervention recruitment.
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Wilkerson, Amanda H.; McFadden, Ny'Nika T.; Abutalib, Nuha; Dragicevic, Adriana; Bhochhibhoya, Shristi; and Salous, Bushra R.
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