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

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dc.contributor.author Arntsen, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-22T07:21:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-22T07:21:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-15
dc.date.submitted 2009-04-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3531
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 en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.rights Copyright the author. All rights reserved en
dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Positive health en
dc.subject Body image en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject Initiative en
dc.title How to successfully promote health among 13 year old boys and girls en
dc.type Master thesis
dc.type.degree Master en
dc.type.course PSYK300 en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260::Andre psykologiske fag: 279
dc.rightsHolder The author en
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad
dc.subject.nus 736102
dc.type.program PRPSYK en


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