Antecedents & Consequences of Employee Drinking

Dates: 1996-1997

States: California, Massachusetts, New York

Client(s): NIAAA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Service: Applied Research & Evaluation


JSI conducted a study to investigate factors in the workplace that might promote or discourage drinking-both on and off the work-site. Funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the study also identified relationships with various productivity measures and drinking behavior. Research participants were employed at one of seven Fortune 500 companies. Findings from the study showed that workplace norms related to drinking behaviors both during and after the workday. It was also shown that the majority of lost productivity days were attributable to workers who were not problem drinkers.