Life transitions and relevance of healthy living in late adolescence

Stefan Koehn, Fiona Gillison, Martyn Standage, Jacqueline Bailey

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Abstract

Using a cross-sectional qualitative design involving focus groups and interviews, we sought to gain a more detailed understanding of adolescents' physical activity, eating habits and health perceptions during the transition from secondary school (or high school) to work. Based on thematic analyses, three themes were extracted: (1) perceptions of lifestyle and health, (2) changes in priorities and (3) passive acceptance of internal and external influences on physical activity and diet. Poor diet and physical inactivity appeared to reflect participants' amotivation towards health behaviours, reluctance to divert from perceived peer norms and efforts to assert independence from parents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1095
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume21
Issue number6
Early online date2 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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Life transitions and relevance of healthy living in late adolescence. / Koehn, Stefan; Gillison, Fiona; Standage, Martyn; Bailey, Jacqueline.

In: Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 6, 01.06.2016, p. 1085-1095.

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