|Titre :||Associations between school difficulties and health-related problems and risky behaviours in early adolescence: A cross-sectional study in middle-school adolescents in France (2016)|
|Auteurs :||K. CHAU ; B. KABUTH ; O. CAUSIN-BRICE ; Y. DELACOUR ; C. RICHOUX-PICARD ; M. VERDIN ; I. ARMAND ; N. CHAU|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Psychiatry Research (Vol.244, 30 October 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||1-9|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEADOLESCENT ; MILIEU SCOLAIRE ; ETUDE TRANSVERSALE ; ABSENTEISME ; PROFIL SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIQUE ; SANTE ; FACTEUR PREDICTIF ; PERFORMANCE ; ALCOOL ; TABAC ; CANNABIS ; ADDICTION
Health-related problems and risky behaviours (substance use) are frequent in adolescents, may alter their physical and mental capabilities, and may thus generate school absenteeism, low academic performance, and school dropout ideation. This study assessed their associations and the contribution of socioeconomic factors among 1559 middle-school adolescents (mean age 13.5 +/- 1.3) from north-eastern France. They completed a questionnaire including socioeconomic characteristics, health-related problems (poor physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and living environment) assessed with the World Health Organization's quality of life measure (score = 15 days); 8.2% of subjects had low academic performance (average school-mark
School absenteeism, low performance and dropout ideation are frequent in youth.
Health-related problems and unhealthy behaviours are also common in youth.
These health and behavioural factors highly impact previous school difficulties.
Socioeconomic factors have a high contribution reaching 77%.
Prevention action should focus on health-related problems and unhealthy behaviours.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs ; Tabac / Tobacco|
|Affiliation :||Université de Lorraine, Département de Médecine Générale, Faculté de médecine, Service de Pédo-psychiatrie, Hôpital d'Enfants de Nancy-Brabois, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France|