Health-Related Behaviour of Czech Adolescents



Year of publication 2015
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This study presents partial results of an extensive research project called Health-Enhancing and Health-Threatening Behaviour: Determinants, Models, and Consequences (GA13-19808S) and explores selected factors of health-promoting behaviour of Czech adolescents. The study discussed the interconnections found between components of health-related behaviour of adolescents during a key stage of their development. In addition, we also aimed to study possible developmental trend of the above-mentioned correlates during adolescence. The subjects participating in the above-described broad research project were administered an extensive battery of tests, and as a part of the presented study, the descriptive data concerning the subjects' age and sex, the Health-Related Behaviour Scale (Dosedlová et al., 2013), the Subjective Health Problems Inventory (modified version of the inventory by Osecká et al., 1998), Mental Health Continuum, MHC-SF (Keyes, 2005) and the Big Five Inventory (O.P. Donahue, R.I. Kentle, 1991) were all used. The research sample consisted of 735 adolescents (47.4% women and 52.6% men ) aged 12-19 years (35.3 % in the period of early and middle adolescence and 64.7% in the period of late adolescence). In cluster analysis, six different life styles were defined using five health-related factors. Analyses of variance were conducted to examine whether adolescents with different life-styles differ in chosen personal characteristics.
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