ERIC Number: EJ887086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Changing Health Behavior in Youth
Hochbaum, Godfrey M.
American Journal of Health Education, v41 n3 p130-133 May-Jun 2010
In this article, the author considers the need for changing health behavior in youth. The author begins by discussing how people learn health behavior which could help educators in understanding the reasons why it is often difficult to effect changes--and how educators may succeed. If the aim of health educators is to change behavior, the author suggests that their focus must be on the "application" of health knowledge. This requires that they deal with two important issues: (1) the guiding principle underlying "all" desirable health behavior; and (2) possible problems and difficulties in applying health knowledge to everyday situations.
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Youth, Health Promotion, Access to Information, Comprehensive School Health Education, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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