School effects on health behaviours

Henderson, M. , West, P. and Raad, G. (2005) School effects on health behaviours. Education and Health, 23(4), pp. 57-60.

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This paper reports on variation in levels of teenage substance use between eight secondary school in the West of Scotland. After adjusting for differences in the pupils attending the schools, substantial between-school variation ('school effects') remained for smoking, and to a lesser degree, drinking. An in-depth study of three of the schools suggested that between-school difference in smoking were associated with differences in specific health education and promotion activities, as well as with more general aspects of relationships and communication both within the schools and with parents and professionals from the local community.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Henderson, Prof Marion and West, Prof Patrick
Authors: Henderson, M., West, P., and Raad, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Education and Health
Publisher:Schools and Health Education Unit
ISSN (Online):2049-3665

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