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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-123

Relationships between health risk behaviors and protective factors among adolescent school students by adopting the Structural Equation Model


1 Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt
2 Department of Biostatistics, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Elham H Tawfik
Doctor Degree of Public Health Sciences (Health Education and Behavioral Sciences), High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Damanhour University, Damanhour
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ENJ.ENJ_22_17

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Background Many adolescent school students suffer needlessly, unable to access appropriate resources for recognition, support, treatment. Many health risk behaviors are established during adolescence, which often continue into adulthood, affecting their health, well-being in later life. Aim The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships between health risk behaviors and protective factors among adolescent school students by adopting a Structural Equation Model. Research design A cross-sectional, descriptive research design was used. Participants Preparatory school students of grades 1, 2, and 3 aged 13–15 years were included. Consent for participation was obtained from their parents. The total sample included 969 students. Setting Six preparatory governmental schools from urban and rural districts in El-Beheira Governorate were included, with three schools from each area.


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