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dc.contributor.authorPaakkari, Olli
dc.contributor.authorTorppa, Minna
dc.contributor.authorVillberg, Jari
dc.contributor.authorKannas, Lasse
dc.contributor.authorPaakkari, Leena
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-19T10:46:06Z
dc.date.available2018-01-19T10:46:06Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationPaakkari, O., Torppa, M., Villberg, J., Kannas, L., & Paakkari, L. (2018). Subjective health literacy among school-aged children. <i>Health Education</i>, <i>118</i>(2), 182-195. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-02-2017-0014" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-02-2017-0014</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27792331
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_76220
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/56813
dc.description.abstractPurpose The aim of this study was to explore Finnish adolescents’ subjective health literacy (HL) in association to school achievement, learning difficulties, educational aspirations, and family affluence. Design/methodology/approach Nationally representative data were collected in Finland as part of the international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The respondents consisted in total of 3,833 adolescents (7th and 9th graders) from 359 schools. The Health Literacy for School-aged Children (HLSAC) instrument was applied to measure adolescents’ subjective HL, while the Family Affluence Scale (FAS) was used to measure adolescents’ socioeconomic status. Information was gathered on school achievement, learning difficulties, and educational aspirations. Findings Approximately one third of the adolescents manifested a high level of HL, around 60% had a moderate level of HL, and about one tenth had low HL. The HL level was lower for boys than for girls, and lower for 7th graders than for 9th graders. In the total sample the strongest explanatory variables for HL were school achievement in the first language, and educational aspirations. Originality/value This study provides the first Finnish nationally representative examination of adolescents’ subjective HL levels, and how these vary across age and gender groups. In drawing conclusions and presenting suggestions for HL interventions, it is important to verify the nature of the HL examined in any given study, and how it was researched.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth Education
dc.subject.otherhealth literacy
dc.subject.otherchildren
dc.subject.otheradolescents
dc.subject.otherschool
dc.subject.otherschool achievement
dc.subject.othereducational aspirations
dc.subject.otherfamily
dc.titleSubjective health literacy among school-aged children
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201801181263
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosOpettajankoulutuslaitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Teacher Educationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKasvatuspsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineKasvatuspsykologiaen
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2018-01-18T13:15:15Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange182-195
dc.relation.issn0965-4283
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume118
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Emerald Publishing Limited 2018. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Emerald. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber276239
dc.subject.ysoperheet
dc.subject.ysokouluikäiset
dc.subject.ysooppimisvaikeudet
dc.subject.ysotulotaso
dc.subject.ysotulot
dc.subject.ysoterveysosaaminen
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4363
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6914
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5302
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p23855
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p941
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p26366
dc.relation.doi10.1108/HE-02-2017-0014
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tehtävä, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch post as Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThis study is funded by National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland and Academy of Finland (No. 276239).


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