CitationFors, S. W.; Crepaz, N.; & Hayes, D. M. (1999). Key Factors that Protect Against Health Risks in Youth: Further Evidence. American Journal of Health Behavior. vol. 23 (5) pp. 368-380
AbstractObjective: To test the consistency of the findings from the Add Health project that are related to the primary protective/risk factors in adolescents. Methods: Statistical analysis strategies that were similar to the Add Health project were applied to data collected from a representative sample of high school students in a suburban district in the southeast United States. Results: Findings related to family and school contexts, and individual characteristics generally supported those in the Add Health report. Conclusion: Although factors in the larger society may influence health-related behaviors, the importance of parents and schools should not be underestimated. Both play an important role in “immunizing” young people from high risks.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Author(s)Fors, S. W.
Hayes, D. M.