Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets

Belinda M. Reininger, Alexandra E. Evans, Sarah F. Griffin, Maureen Sanderson, Murray L. Vincent, Robert F. Valois, Deborah M Parra-medina

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship between an aggregate risk score (smoking, drinking, and number of sex partners) and measures of youth assets in a sample of 3439 youth aged 14-18 years. Methods: Linear regression models for African American and white males and females predicted an aggregate risk score. Results: After adjustments, the youth asset most predictive of risk was self / peer values regarding risk behaviors. Perceived school support was also predictive. Conclusions: Taking an ecological approach to the measurement of adolescent health behaviors contributes to our understanding of these risk behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-161
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume29
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Adolescent Behavior
Risk-Taking
risk behavior
assets
adolescent
Linear Models
Social Adjustment
Health Behavior
health behavior
African Americans
Drinking
smoking
Smoking
regression
school
Values

Keywords

  • Adolescent health
  • Assets
  • Ecological model
  • Risks behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Reininger, B. M., Evans, A. E., Griffin, S. F., Sanderson, M., Vincent, M. L., Valois, R. F., & Parra-medina, D. M. (2005). Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(2), 150-161.

Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets. / Reininger, Belinda M.; Evans, Alexandra E.; Griffin, Sarah F.; Sanderson, Maureen; Vincent, Murray L.; Valois, Robert F.; Parra-medina, Deborah M.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 29, No. 2, 03.2005, p. 150-161.

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Reininger, BM, Evans, AE, Griffin, SF, Sanderson, M, Vincent, ML, Valois, RF & Parra-medina, DM 2005, 'Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 150-161.
Reininger BM, Evans AE, Griffin SF, Sanderson M, Vincent ML, Valois RF et al. Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005 Mar;29(2):150-161.
Reininger, Belinda M. ; Evans, Alexandra E. ; Griffin, Sarah F. ; Sanderson, Maureen ; Vincent, Murray L. ; Valois, Robert F. ; Parra-medina, Deborah M. / Predicting adolescent risk behaviors based on an ecological framework and assets. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 150-161.
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