This exploratory investigation examined health concems of adolescents and their perceptions of their peers'health concems.
Data were collected from a convenient sample of 419 high school students in rural southern Illinois in May 1990, using the Adolescent Health Concems Inventory (AHCI).
The AHCI contains 150 health-related items, grouped into 12 topical subscales.
Analysis of the 150 items found statistically significant differences for all but 2 items : use of alcohol and acne.
Analysis of the 12 subscales found that students believed other teenagers were concemed more about issues related to substance use and abuse, human sexuality, and personal health than about the issues they reported as concems for themselves or their best friends.
These findings indicate what health issues students are personally concemed about.
They also suggest that students believe their personal health concerns differ from the health concems of their best friends and other teenagers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Perception sociale, Autoperception, Milieu rural, Psychométrie, Environnement social, Comportement, Prise risque, Santé, Education santé, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, Social perception, Self perception, Rural environment, Psychometrics, Social environment, Behavior, Risk taking, Health, Health education, Illinois, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0294239
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 15/07/1997.