The health problems that young people experience are largely related to psychological and behavioural factors.
Peer-led initiatives have a positive effect on several factors that influence young people's health.
Self-esteem, self-efficacy and locus of control are particularly important to young people's health.
The particular strengths of peer support and reciprocal peer support in achieving effective health promotion are described.
Practical issues about establishing effective and sustainable peer support initiatives are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation interpair, Interaction sociale, Support social, Promotion santé, Santé mentale, Conseil psychologique, Milieu scolaire, Environnement social, Royaume Uni, Europe, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Peer relation, Social interaction, Social support, Health promotion, Mental health, Psychological counseling, School environment, Social environment, United Kingdom, Europe, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0497614
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.