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Adolescent Health is a survey textbook that includes an overview of existing theories and current research on interventions that address the social morbidities and mortalities of adolescents. Author Lynn Rew examines theories from a variety of professional disciplines that provide frameworks for understanding adolescent health behavior and health outcomes. Each theory is presented in terms of its essential elements, including its origin, a brief background of the theorist’s philosophical paradigm, the purpose and usefulness of the theory, the meaning and scope of the theory, and, when available, empirical referents.  

Risk, Vulnerability, and Problem Behavior
Risk, vulnerability, and problem behavior

In the previous chapter, we saw how events and circumstances in the environment place demands on the individual. In general, as perceived stressful experiences increased, those persons with few adaptive coping resources were likely to engage in behaviors such as early smoking or sexual relationships. Engaging in ...

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