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dc.contributor.authorWills, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorAppleton, Jane
dc.contributor.authorMagnusson, J.
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, F.
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-31T10:13:19Z
dc.date.available2009-03-31T10:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWills , W , Appleton , J , Magnusson , J & Brooks , F 2008 , ' Exploring the limitations of an adult-led agenda for understanding the health behaviours of young people ' , Health and Social Care in the Community , vol. 16 , no. 3 , pp. 244-252 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2008.00764.x
dc.identifier.issn0966-0410
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 132296
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b3ea862f-a1bc-4149-b315-cd12a82ac7af
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3078
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 42249113340
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/3078
dc.description‘The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com '. Copyright Blackwell Publishing DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2008.00764.x
dc.description.abstractPublic health and health promotion agendas are usually determined by adults, even when the ‘target’ population is children and young people. Adult-centred frameworks for health maintenance and the promotion of well-being risk ignoring young people’s conceptualizations and experiences of health and health-relevant behaviours. However, the current policy emphasis in the UK and elsewhere apparently seeks to position young people at the centre of their own health-related decisions. Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this paper examines and critiques policies relating to young people in UK, European and worldwide contexts. This paper then introduces data from two qualitative studies conducted in the UK. These studies illustrate that young people’s definitions of health often run counter to prevailing public health and health promotion discourses. Young people do, however, often exhibit strategies for managing their health, even though they are frequently restricted by the perceptions that adults have about their lives and behaviour. This paper argues that the new policy discourse is not yet being systematically turned into action to give all young people a voice. This is important to begin to understand young people’s perspectives about what matters to them and what really influences their health behaviours.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and Social Care in the Community
dc.titleExploring the limitations of an adult-led agenda for understanding the health behaviours of young peopleen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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