Young adults' health behaviours: An element of health policy in the light of the

Young adults' health behaviours: An element of health policy in the light of the "Youth of Warsaw" study
Young adults' health behaviours: An element of health policy in the light of the "Youth of Warsaw" study

Author(s): Violetta Korporowicz
Subject(s): Politics, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Szkoła Główna Handlowa
Keywords: health care policy; health behaviours; youth

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to point to the essence and role of health policy in shaping health behaviours and then to present the study and its findings regarding knowledge about health and the ability to shape the behaviours of young adults in Warsaw. The description was taken, followed by an analysis of the field study on health behaviours of the adult youth of various types of secondary schools, i.e. vocational schools, technical schools and general secondary schools in Warsaw. The research hypothesis in this study says that there is a relationship between the type of school that young people attend and health knowledge and skills shaping their health behaviours. In the light of the research, it turned out that the examined youth from vocational schools considerably less recognizes situations threatening to health in the form of a poorer nutrition (consuming insufficient amounts of dairy products, vegetables, or not eating a single warm meal during the day) or the frequency of contacts with psychoactive substances in comparison with young people from technical schools or college students.

  • Issue Year: 35/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 233-250
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English