Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach focuses on common influences that result in a number of interrelated risk behaviors in order to design more unified, comprehensive prevention strategies. Edited by Daniel Romer, this book summarizes presentations and discussions held at the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center. Concentrating on common causes for varied risk behaviors, a group of leading researchers and intervention specialists from different health traditions synthesize current knowledge about risks to adolescent health in several areas, including drugs and alcohol, tobacco, unprotected sex, suicide and depression, and gambling.   Primarily intended for graduate students, scholars, and researchers in psychology, sociology, social work, and public health, Reducing Adolescent Risk is also an extraordinary resource for policy makers in government organizations and foundations.

Adolescents' Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Willingness: Implications for Intervention

Adolescents' Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Willingness: Implications for Intervention

Adolescents' risk perceptions and behavioral willingness: Implications for intervention
MegGerrard, Frederick X.Gibbons, Michelle L.Gano

Virtually all health behavior theories hypothesize that precautionary behaviors are partly a function of perceptions of vulnerability to the negative consequences that would result if one did not take preventive action—for example, not getting a flu shot or not having a mammogram (Health Belief Model—Hochbaum, 1958; Rosenstock, 1966, 1974; Protection Motivation Theory—Maddux & Rogers, 1983; Rogers, 1975; Precaution Adoption Process—Weinstein, 1988). Likewise, it is widely accepted that risk perceptions are antecedent to various health risk behaviors, especially among adolescents (Hawkins, Catalano, & Miller, 1992). In addition, these theories also assume that risk perceptions promote healthy and precautionary behavior through a thoughtful and reasoned (although ...

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