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dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Lynn Ann.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T18:42:39Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T18:42:39Z
dc.date.issued2003-07-09T18:42:39Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2036
dc.description.abstractThis study examined adolescents' reported sexual and dietary health-risk behaviours and perceptions. Specifically, this study analyzed the data of 600 students (300 male~ 300 female) in grades 9, I 1, and OAC (mean, standard deviation). The mean age of the students in the sample is 16 with a standard deviation of 1.6. The study was a secondary analysis ofthe first-year data of a 3-year longitudinal study conducted by Youth Lifestyle Choices-Community University Research Alliance (YLC-CURA) on adolescents. To explore sexuality and dietary health, this study purposefully selected sections of the survey that represented sex and dieting behaviours of adolescents. Separate gender and age data analyses revealed different patterns among the variables. Specifically., findings revealed that adolescents who engaged in recent sexual activities were more likely to have a relatively more positive body image perception and were relatively more likely to engage in disordered eating. Across both genders and 3 age levels, adolescents reported that despite their unhealthy dietary habits they felt that dieting was not a high-risk behaviour. Results were discussed in terms of educational implication for sexual health programs.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectTeenagers--Health risk assessment.en_US
dc.subjectHealth behavior in adolescence.en_US
dc.subjectTeenagers--Health and hygiene.en_US
dc.subjectTeenagers--Sexual behavior.en_US
dc.subjectTeenagers--Nutrition.en_US
dc.titleRisk-taking behaviours in adolescent boys and girls : sexuality and dietary healthen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US


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