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Everyday Health-Related Behavior in Adolescence

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ISBN-10: 0863775187

ISBN-13: 9780863775185

Edition: 1999

Authors: Donna Spruijt-Metz

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This book covers the entire empirical cycle in adolescent health research and education. In it, the development and evaluation of a health education program designed to enhance everyday health-related behaviors in an adolescent population is described in depth. It offers comprehensive reviews of developmental theories of adolescence, ethical and theoretical issues in health education, and the major theories used in adolescent health research. The research presented here leads to the development and testing of a new theory, the theory of Salient Meanings of Behavior. The inception, growth, testing, and field testing of this new theory are traced here. The book is designed to appeal to both…    
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Series preface
Building a theoretical background
Adolescent health education and research: Defining terms
Ethical issues in adolescent health education
Theories and models used in adolescent health research and education
Descriptive studies: Letting the subjects speak
Letting the subjects speak. Part I: Taking inventory
Letting the subjects speak. Part II: The focus group interviews
Quantitative studies: Formulating theory and understanding adolescent health
Worries and health in adolescence
Everyday health and risk behaviours
Personal incentives as determinants of adolescent health behaviour: The meaning of behaviour
Applied research: Changing adolescent health-related behaviour
Effectiveness of an adolescent health education programme based on the Theory of the Meaning of Behaviour
Concluding remarks
Author index
Subject index