Special Issue "Recent Advances in Understanding Inequalities in School Health and Wellbeing"
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: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 4767
Interests: schools as complex systems; development and evaluation of school-based health and wellbeing interventions; school health and wellbeing; inequalities; smoking; nutrition; mental health; physical activity
Interests: physical activity; development and evaluation of public health interventions; data linkage; interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour across the lifecourse
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We invite submissions to the Special Issue on ‘Recent Advances in Understanding Inequalities in School Health and Wellbeing’ in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Childhood and adolescence is a formative period where social and economic patterning emerges in health behaviours and outcomes, before widening in adulthood. For example, whilst the overall prevalence of smoking has decreased in Western society since the early 2000s, inequalities have increased with students from poorer families, schools and areas remaining more likely to take up smoking. Similarly, while the gender gap in physical activity is well documented from an early age, the noticeable decline in moderate-to-vigorous activity during preadolescence is much greater for girls.
Theorising, testing and interrupting the mechanisms through which inequalities are perpetuated and sustained is vital and has been outlined as an international policy priority. Schools are viewed as settings through which inequality in young people's health may be addressed, with mixed evidence on whether school-based interventions perpetuate or mitigate inequality. Differential intervention effects may occur at both the school level and at the individual level, whereby interventions may elicit differential effects among students within a school.
Despite this, research focusing on health and wellbeing often overlooks inequalities and differential effects of interventions among sub-groups. For this Special Issue, we invite qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods papers that either focus on the determinants of health and wellbeing or report intervention design, process or effects within groups of a lower socioeconomic status. We welcome papers focused on all areas of non-communicable health and health behaviours, with a particular emphasis on smoking and physical activity.
Dr. Hannah Littlecott
Dr. Kelly Morgan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- health and wellbeing
- health inequalities
- sub-group analysis
- socioeconomic status
- school health
- young people