ERIC Number: EJ662014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Positive Youth Development Requires Comprehensive Health Promotion Programs.
Flay, Brian R.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v26 n6 p407-24 Nov-Dec 2002
Reviews etiology and prevention literatures, exploring relationships between problem and positive youth behaviors, commonalities among predictors, and implications for prevention. Risky/unhealthy/antisocial behaviors, poor mental health, and poor academic achievement are highly prevalent, posing critical dilemmas for adults. All behaviors are highly correlated with, and predict, each other; have similar risk and protective factors; and strongly influence success and happiness. Examples of successful programs are included. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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