Adolescents' health-related behaviors in the light of their value orientations

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between adolescents' health behaviors and their value orientations. Data were collected among a sample of Hungarian urban high school students (n = 602, aged 14-19; 52.8% males and 47.2% females) in 2001. Factor analysis revealed fitness-oriented, health and social value oriented, and accomplishment/career oriented value factors. Health and social values were more common among girls, while accomplishment-oriented values were more common among boys. The fitness-oriented value orientation was related to physical activity and diet control, health and social value orientation showed significant association with diet control and the lack of smoking, alcohol and drug use, accomplishment oriented values were related to higher levels of substance use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-742
Number of pages8
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Health-compromising behaviors
  • Health-enhancing behaviors
  • Health-related behavior
  • Value orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Adolescents' health-related behaviors in the light of their value orientations. / Pikó, B.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2005, p. 735-742.

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