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Parental involvement and health risk behaviours among school-going adolescents in six African countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-07T13:15:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-07T13:15:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12328
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the association between parental involvement (support and monitoring) and health risk behaviours among adolescents in six African countries. Data were from the cross-sectional Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS) which sampled a total of 16 587 adolescents (mean age 14.6 years, SD = 1.6) from 2009 to 2013. In multivariable regression analyses, adjusted for relevant variables, higher levels of parental involvement were negatively associated with substance use (smoking, other tobacco use, drunkenness and illicit drug use) and violence (being bullied, in a physical fight), injury and truancy. Only high-level parental involvement was associated with use of contraception at most recent sex. Interventions for reducing various health risk behaviours should consider the positive impact of parental involvement en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject PARENTHOOD en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.title Parental involvement and health risk behaviours among school-going adolescents in six African countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10428 en
dc.PageNumber 212-217 en
dc.outputnumber 9394 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2018) Parental involvement and health risk behaviours among school-going adolescents in six African countries. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 28(3):212-217. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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