Special Issue "Promoting Adolescent Health and Wellbeing for a Better Transition to Healthy Lifestyle Adulthood"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: public health; epidemiology; health promotion; preventive medicine; risk behavior; tobacco control; adolescent
Interests: public health; epidemiology; biostatistics; adolescents; well-being and health complaints; health behavior; migration
Interests: public health; epidemiology; child and adolescent health; life style behaviour; health promotion
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Interests: biostatistics; bayesian statistics; epidemiology; risk analysis; latent class analysis
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We are organizing a Special Issue on “Promoting Adolescent Health and Wellbeing for a Better Transition To Healthy Lifestyle Adulthood” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The World Health Organization defines adolescence as the age between 10 and 19 years. It is a distinctive phase of life that affects health, quality of life, and overall wellbeing in adulthood. Focusing on adolescence is crucial from a public health perspective, as the health-related behaviors and conditions that underlie the major non-communicable diseases usually start or are reinforced during this period: tobacco and alcohol use, substance abuse, diet and physical activity habits patterns, overweight and obesity, sexual behavior.
Adolescents face many pressures and challenges, including increasing school demands and expectations, changing social relationships with family and peers, and increasing exposure to online interactions. Adolescence is also a period of physical growth and brain development, and these years mark a period of increased autonomy during which experimentation, exploration, and risk-taking are part of adolescents’ everyday life.
Moreover, some adolescents are particularly vulnerable to poor health due to lack of family support, individual or environmental factors. Social inequalities and migrant background play a crucial role in adolescent wellbeing and are potential sources of health inequalities.
Due to its uniqueness and critical importance in the transition to adulthood, adolescence deserves specific attention. Key actions and tailored interventions for implementing effective health promotion strategies are needed to help adolescents to choose positive health behaviors and to face the challenges of this phase of their life.
This Special Issue welcomes research papers on various aspects of adolescent’s health, such as risk and health behaviors, physical activity, eating and dieting, family, school and peer relationships, use of social media, mental health, sexual habits, and emerging issues such as gambling. We also encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multicountry collaborative research. We welcome original research papers as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Lorena Charrier
Prof. Dr. Paola Dalmasso
Dr. Paola Berchialla
Dr. Paola Nardone
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2300 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.
- health promotion
- risk behavior
- mental health
- health behavior
- social context
- social media