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HBSC England publishes: Adolescent multiple risk behaviour: an asset approach to the role of family, school and community

Background Engagement in risk behaviours may pose a signi?cant threat to health if involvement spans multiple behaviours. The asset model suggests that contextual aspects of young people’s lives, such as factors related to family, school and community, serve as a protective function against health risk behaviours. This study found that feelings of safety and belonging in the out-of-home settings of adolescents were positively associated with reduced risk behaviours, and indicate the importance of the wider community alongside parents and school as protective assets for health.

F Brooks et al

Journal of Public Health, 2012. pp. i48

DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fds001

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item 1248
[31-07-2012 to 07-08-2012]

 


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