Research and analysis

Attitudes to health and work amongst the working-age population (RR763)

Opinion Omnibus Survey on collecting data on the attitudes of the working-age population towards the relationship between work and health.

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Attitudes to health and work amongst the working-age population (RR763): report

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Attitudes to health and work amongst the working-age population (RR763): summary

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By Suchi Collingwood

This report presents findings from a module within the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Opinion Omnibus Survey that focussed on collecting data on the attitudes of the working-age population towards the relationship between work and health. The final set of questions covered several areas including:

  • perceptions about the importance of work to health
  • attitudes towards going to work under various hypothetical health conditions where respondents were asked to imagine they had short-term or long-term health conditions
  • perceptions of the roles of general practitioners (GPs) and employers in helping to manage long-term conditions and providing support to carry on working
  • self-reported behaviours
  • perceptions of the behaviour of others.

As well as supporting the Government’s agenda on Health and Well-being, this research provides evidence that will be of interest to policy makers, employers and individuals involved in Health and Well-being initiatives.