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Factors Related To Adolescents' Willingness To Address The Unsafe Behaviours Of Their Friends

Buckley, Lisa (2006) Factors Related To Adolescents' Willingness To Address The Unsafe Behaviours Of Their Friends. In 8th World Conference on Injury, 2-5 April 2006, Durban, South Africa.

Abstract

For many countries, injury is a leading cause of adolescent mortality and burden of disease. In Australia, more than two thirds of the deaths of young people are a result of injury (AIHW, 2004). One of the significant contributors to injury, particularly injury related to road use and violence, is adolescent risk-taking behaviour. A strong and consistent finding of research into the risk and protective factors of risk-taking behaviour is adolescents’ peer relationships. Most commonly, however, negative aspects of peer relations are emphasised in terms of their impact on adolescents’ risk-taking behaviour. This research seeks to determine peers’ potential in protecting adolescents from risk-taking behaviour and subsequent injury.

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ID Code: 9277
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author. Author contact details: ld.buckley@qut.edu.au
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 09:39

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