TITLE

HEALTH-RISK BEHAVIORS BETWEEN STUDENTS ATTENDING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS

AUTHOR(S)
Penhollow, Tina M.; Young, Michael
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 1/2, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to explore differences among selected health-risk behaviors between adolescents in public and private high schools. Data were collected from a sample of students in Northwest Florida (N= 1606). Private high school students reported higher prevalence rates for driving after drinking alcohol, cigarette and alcohol use (males), binge drinking, and life satisfaction; public students had higher prevalence rates for physical fighting and suicide (females), gang activity, sexual intercourse, and condom use at last sexual intercourse (p <.05). Students seem to engage in considerable health-risk behavior regardless of the type of secondary institution attended.
ACCESSION #
22533576

 

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