teenager behaviour

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors April 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most “feminine” girls and the most “masculine” boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviours that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led ... Read More »

Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined
Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined April 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health. “I found that girls’ risk of severe depression, thoughts of suicide, and suicide ... Read More »

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick
Skate parks get a good behaviour tick April 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again. Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that skate parks are actually more likely to promote good behaviour – yet ... Read More »

How mothers help children explore right and wrong
How mothers help children explore right and wrong April 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s no question that mothers want their children to grow up to be good people — but less is known about how they actually help their offspring sort out different types of moral issues. According to a new study published ... Read More »

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults
Teen binge drinking influenced by adults April 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School. The study, selected as one of three Highly Commended ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends March 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only ... Read More »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived March 14, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

Energy drinks linked to teen health risks
Energy drinks linked to teen health risks March 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction ... Read More »







 
 
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