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Zachowania ryzykowne młodzieży – współczesne podejście do problemu
Risky behaviour in adolescence

Author(s): Anna Kowalewska, Anna Dzielska
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Kancelaria Sejmu
Keywords: protective factors; risk factors; adolescents; Poland; prevention; risky behaviour; health;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of questions related to risk‑taking behaviour among adolescents in Poland. First, the authors present the basic theoretical concepts concerning the formation and maintenance of risky behaviour in adolescence. They also describe the changes that occurred in recent years in the approach to the prevention of risky behaviour and the role of health education in preventive actions. Next, the authors look at the data on risky behaviour taken by adolescents and assess its usability. In the final section, they discuss selected results of actions against risk behaviours among Polish adolescents.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 139-168
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Polish