Most theories of health education focus on change in the knowledge, beliefs, and skills of individuals as causes of behaviour change.
We argue that this neglects the important contribution of the social environment in supporting healthier behaviour, and we describe a model of social consensus that allows alternative routes for educational influence at both individual and social levels.
This model assumes that basic knowledge and skills for avoiding health threats may not be sufficient for behaviour change unless socially-mediated influences that can inhibit behaviour change are addressed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Prévention, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Adolescent, Homme, Modèle, Changement comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Adolescent, Human, Models, Behavior change
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0624315
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.