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HBSC Finland publishes: Associations between Finnish 9th grade students' school perceptions, health behaviours, and family factors

This study found educational aspiration to be an influential factor connected to health-compromising behaviour among boys and girls, favouring students who were intending to apply to upper secondary school. The results indicated that all the measured dimensions of school perceptions were associated with health-compromising behaviours. In terms of engaging in health-compromising behaviours, there was an association with school-related social relationships among boys. Among girls, other aspects of the psychosocial school environment were more important, e.g. school strain. The role of parental bonding and monitoring was also significant among girls. These findings reveal the importance of health promoting factors in everyday school life.

I Haapasalo et al

Health Education, 2012, pp. 256 

10.1108/09654281211217786

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[21-08-2012 to 28-08-2012]

 


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