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Book Chapter Understanding Society: findings 2012

Happiness and health-related behaviours in adolescence

Authors

Editors

Stephanie L. McFall

Publication date

28 Feb 2012

Abstract

Recent reports by UNICEF and WHO have  provided a bleak, but improving world ranking of United Kingdom (UK) youth with respect to risk behaviours and subjective well-being. Adolescence is potentially a prime period for interventions aimed to improve population health because of the continuities in subjective well-being and health-related behaviours throughout the lifecourse and adolescent subjective well-being and health-related behaviours predict adult health outcomes. With the UK’s low standing in youth subjective wellbeing, we need to better understand the relationship between health-related behaviours and youth subjective well-being.

Subjects

Young People, Well Being, and Health

Links

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/findings/2012


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