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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159849
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Early adolescents’ conception of health: Development of a new taxonomy
Abstract:
Early adolescents’ conception of health: Development of a new taxonomy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Buck, Jacalyn
Contact Telephone:614.234.2870
Health promoting and health risk behaviors are often initiated during early adolescence (ages 11-14). Therefore, this is a critical period to initiate health programs that will promote and maintain health. Pender's Model of Health Promotion proposes that one's definition of health may act as a motivation to engage in a healthy lifestyle. As part of a larger study of health behaviors, 98 early adolescents responded to these open-ended questions, "How do you define the word health?", "What does being healthy mean to you?". A total of 172 responses were inductively sorted into six categories of health: absence of illness (12.2%), physique (20.3%), functional ability (2.9%), health risk avoidance behavior (9.3%), health promoting behavior (42.4%), and holistic integration (7.0%). These categories are different than Smith's four models of health developed for adults. Evaluation of this new taxonomy for early adolescents reveals the categories are hierarchical (ranging from concrete to abstract, similar to adolescent cognitive development), mutually exclusive, and exhaustive (as all findings from previous studies can be included within these six categories). Kappa coefficients of interrater reliability ranged from 0.81-1.0. This new taxonomy may lead to instrument development, theory development, and development of theory-driven interventions that promote and maintain health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEarly adolescents’ conception of health: Development of a new taxonomyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159849-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Early adolescents&rsquo; conception of health: Development of a new taxonomy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buck, Jacalyn</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">614.234.2870</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jbuck@mchs.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health promoting and health risk behaviors are often initiated during early adolescence (ages 11-14). Therefore, this is a critical period to initiate health programs that will promote and maintain health. Pender's Model of Health Promotion proposes that one's definition of health may act as a motivation to engage in a healthy lifestyle. As part of a larger study of health behaviors, 98 early adolescents responded to these open-ended questions, &quot;How do you define the word health?&quot;, &quot;What does being healthy mean to you?&quot;. A total of 172 responses were inductively sorted into six categories of health: absence of illness (12.2%), physique (20.3%), functional ability (2.9%), health risk avoidance behavior (9.3%), health promoting behavior (42.4%), and holistic integration (7.0%). These categories are different than Smith's four models of health developed for adults. Evaluation of this new taxonomy for early adolescents reveals the categories are hierarchical (ranging from concrete to abstract, similar to adolescent cognitive development), mutually exclusive, and exhaustive (as all findings from previous studies can be included within these six categories). Kappa coefficients of interrater reliability ranged from 0.81-1.0. This new taxonomy may lead to instrument development, theory development, and development of theory-driven interventions that promote and maintain health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:23:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:23:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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