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How to successfully promote health among 13 year old boys and girls

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Show simple item record Arntsen, Camilla eng 2009-10-22T07:21:20Z 2009-10-22T07:21:20Z 2009-04-15 eng 2009-04-15 eng
dc.description.abstract Sedentary lifestyles are an increasing problem in today's society. As health behaviors established in adolescence often are persistent into adulthood it is of crucial importance to gain knowledge about the factors that influence positive health. The purpose of this study was to examine how predisposition factors, motivational factors and behavior factors were related to the experience of initiative in order to successfully promote positive health development for 13 year old boys and girls. The study used data from Norwegian 13- year olds (n = 1195) participating in the 2005/2006 Health Behavior in School-aged Children study. Two-way ANOVA's, frequency analysis, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were performed. There were gender differences related to body image, achievement motivation and amount of physical activity. The experience of initiative for boys and girls was predicted by achievement motivation, health motivation, social motivation and amount of physical activity. Body image did not predict initiative for either boys or girls, but socio economical status did predict initiative feelings for girls. en
dc.format.extent 315884 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.subject Adolescence eng
dc.subject Positive health eng
dc.subject Body image eng
dc.subject Motivation eng
dc.subject Initiative eng
dc.title How to successfully promote health among 13 year old boys and girls eng
dc.type Master thesis eng Master nob
dc.type.course PSYK300 eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260::Andre psykologiske fag: 279 nob
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad eng
dc.subject.nus 736102 eng
dc.type.program PRPSYK eng
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dc.rights.holder The author eng

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