Date

2007

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

This project aims for the implementation of the voluntary smoke-free entryways program at agricultural companies in Salinas, Monterey County. A second goal is to achieve a better understanding of the agricultural employers' attitudes toward smoke-free workplace policies. The project included an intervention, a follow-up survey, the creation of a database of survey responses, and an analysis of survey data. One-quarter of companies accepted our request to implement the smoke-free entryways policy. Companies gave various reasons for accepting or declining to participate in the program. Survey responses and existing research suggested that agricultural employers were less interested relative to those in the service sector apparently because more of their employees smoke. The size of the company was found to have no relationship to its owner's attitude toward this issue.

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Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

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