Developmental status, gender, age, and self-reported decision-making influences on students'risky and preventive health behaviors.
This study used decision-making theory to analyze the developmental changes associated with children's and adolescents'health behavior.
High school and elementary school children completed surveys concerning (1) the extent to witch they engage in a variety of preventive and risky health behaviors, and (2) influence sources used in decision making concerning the enactment of these behaviors.
Multiple regression analysis revealed that the sources of influence children and adolescents report considering in making health-related decisions change developmentally and as a function of gender.
Moreover, within and across age, children's sources of influence with respect to health decision making are dependent on the health domains being considered.
The findings are discussed in relation to decision-making theory and the implications for the content and timing of health education initiatives for adolescents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Enfant, Comportement, Prise risque, Prévention, Prise décision, Age, Sexe, Influence sociale, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Child, Behavior, Risk taking, Prevention, Decision making, Age, Sex, Social influence, United States, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0321287
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 01/03/1996.