Relations between family structure and students' health-related attitudes and behaviours

Theodorakis, Yannis, Papaioannou, Athanasios and Karastogiannidou, Calliope (2004) Relations between family structure and students' health-related attitudes and behaviours. Psychological Reports, 95 (3). pp. 851-858. ISSN 0033-2941

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.95.3.851-858

Abstract

This study examined the relations between family structure and students’ health-related behaviors. Participants were 6,130 Greek students, ages 11 to 16 years. They responded to questionnaires based on the Planned Behavior model assessing attitudes, perceived behavioral control, intentions and behavior regarding healthy and unhealthy habits. Students who reported growing up with one or no parent reported more unhealthy lifestyle attitudes and behaviors (smoking, drug use, violence, exercise, nutrition) than students growing up with both parents. The findings suggest that family structure is related to students’ healthy or unhealthy lifestyle, indicating that in health education programs all members of the close environment within which the children live should be involved, especially for children who do not live with both parents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Kalliopi Karastogiannidou
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12233

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