The relationship between employees’ health risk and attitude toward a risk-rated health benefit plan

Leslie S. Spencer, David S. Pratt

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Abstract

Attitudes (fairness, motivational value, and self-efficacy) and self-reported health behaviors were assessed in a survey of 450 employees in an employer-sponsored risk-rated health benefit plan (RRHBP). Differences in attitudes and behaviors were analyzed for high and low risk employees, with risk status based on blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, fitness, and tobacco use. A Chi Square analysis of these two groups showed significant differences, particularly in self-efficacy, for all risk factors except blood pressure. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Health Education
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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