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

Nancy Glass, Ginger C. Hanson, Naima Laharnar, W. Kent Anger, Nancy Perrin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-548
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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