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ERIC Number: EJ908494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1445-8918
Young People's Wellbeing: Contradictions in Managing the Healthy Self
Wyn, Johanna
ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, v56 n1 p5-9 2009
This article explores the contradictions and complexities of young people's management of their health and wellbeing. It argues that it is important to understand how young people actively produce health outcomes, drawing substantially on themes developed in my recent book on young people and wellbeing (Wyn, 2009). The background to this discussion is the paradox that despite increasing levels of education (and wealth) young Australians' health in some areas is not improving, and in some areas (e.g. mental health, obesity) is worsening. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia