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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, F.
dc.contributor.authorMagnusson, Josefine
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Neil
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Antony
dc.identifier.citationBrooks , F , Magnusson , J , Spencer , N & Morgan , A 2012 , ' Adolescent multiple risk behaviour : an assets approach to the role of family, school and community ' Journal of Public Health , vol 34 , no. Supplement 1 , pp. i48-i56 . DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fds001en
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 622488
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bb1e7c0a-e056-4890-8fcd-edf7d8b70d94
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84857550013
dc.description.abstractBackground Engagement in risk behaviours may pose a significant threat to health if involvement spans multiple behaviours. The asset model suggests that contextual aspects of young people's lives, such as factors related to family, school and community, serve as a protective function against health risk behaviours. Methods A risk-taking index was created from the English health behaviour in school-aged children study on 15 years olds, substance use and sexual activity. Using a multinomial regression, potential asset variables relating to school, family, peers, community and family affluence were tested for their association with levels of risk behaviours. Results Sense of neighbourhood belonging, strong school belonging and parental involvement in decision-making about leisure time were related to lower engagement in health risk behaviours. A weaker sense of family belonging was associated with increased risk behaviours if connectedness with teachers was also low. Factors related to school and community played a greater role in adolescent participation in health-related risk behaviours than family-related factors, including family affluence. Conclusions Feelings of safety and belonging in the out-of-home settings of adolescents were positively associated with reduced risk behaviours, and indicate the importance of the wider community alongside parents and school as protective assets for health.en
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dc.titleAdolescent multiple risk behaviour : an assets approach to the role of family, school and communityen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Careen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Worken
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Primary and Community Careen
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Worken
dc.contributor.institutionAdolescent, Child and Family Healthen
dc.contributor.institutionStatistical Services Consulting Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business Schoolen
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Societyen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Marketing and Enterpriseen
dc.contributor.institutionLearning in Business Research Uniten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School

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