Happiness and health-related behaviours in adolescence

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Book Chapter

Authors

Cara L. Booker, Alexandra J. Skew, Amanda Sacker and Yvonne Kelly

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Abstract

Recent reports by UNICEF and WHO have  provided a bleak, but improving world ranking of United Kingdom (UK) youth with respect to risk behaviours and subjective well-being. Adolescence is potentially a prime period for interventions aimed to improve population health because of the continuities in subjective well-being and health-related behaviours throughout the lifecourse and adolescent subjective well-being and health-related behaviours predict adult health outcomes. With the UK’s low standing in youth subjective wellbeing, we need to better understand the relationship between health-related behaviours and youth subjective well-being.

Subjects

Young People, Well Being and Health

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