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Special Issue "Health Behaviour and Health Promotion in School-Aged Children"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 11165
Special Issue Editors
Interests: public health; programme planning and evaluation; health promotion; health education; adolescents health; quantitative methods; qualitative approaches in research
Interests: adolescent mental health; gender differences; socio-economic determinants of health; bullying; victimization; cross-national differences; trends in health outcomes
Interests: adolescent health; problematic internet use; risk behaviour; relationships with parents; peer support; bullying and cyberbullying
Special Issue Information
Promoting and protecting young people’s health are important actions to guarantee public health, economic and demographic benefits worldwide.
Investments in school-aged children and adolescents have shown benefits in the promotion of important positive health practices (e.g., nutrition choices, physical activity, sleeping habits and participation in cultural and social activities), in the prevention of risky behaviours or negative health outcomes, and in the treatment of health problems (e.g., mental health illnesses, addictions, etc.). This commitment is vital to foster long-term healthy lifestyles and reduce the lifetime risk for a particular morbidity, disability or premature mortality. Therefore, it is important to continue expanding this scientific evidence. This would inherently allow health professionals and policy makers to access the best evidence to foster child and adolescent health and well-being and to contribute, among others, to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030).
This Special Issue aims to share recent empirical evidence in the field of health education and health promotion in school-aged children, with a specific focus on the social determinants of the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Moreover, this issue will disseminate knowledge that could improve the understanding on effective interventions and health policies to reduce the health risks of vulnerable youth (e.g., gender, socio-economic status, immigrant background, chronic conditions, LGBTQ, etc.) and to foster understanding of any protective factors needed to address challenges youth encounter as they progress through adolescence.
We welcome both quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research manuscripts (original research or reviews) related to this issue. The submissions could focus on exploring the health and well-being of school-aged children; evidence-based health promotion initiatives; or translational research able to explore effective community health promotion interventions.
Kind regards,Prof. Dr. Alberto Borraccino
Dr. Alina Cosma
Dr. Meyran Boniel-Nissim
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- adolescents’ health
- vulnerable youths
- familial and social support
- health behaviours
- media use
- physical activity and sedentary behaviours
- bullying and cyberbullying
- health complaints
- school experience
- school support
- qualitative research
- quantitative research
- mixed-methods research