Risky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risks

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622214
Title:
Risky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risks
Authors:
Graham, Lauren; Jordan, Lucy; Hutchinson, Aisha ( 0000-0002-5474-676X ) ; de Wet, Nicole
Abstract:
Theories of youth risk taking range from the realist to the sociocultural. Much of this theorising, particularly in the field of epidemiology, has been strongly influenced by the Health Belief Framework. More recently, attention has shifted to understanding how young people perceive risk and what makes some of them resilient to risk taking. In this article we develop a framework that brings together diverse theoretical perspectives on youth risk taking. We draw on lessons from across the social science disciplines to inform a conceptual framework incorporating the broad context and internal processes of young people’s decisions to take risks. Our Youth Risk Interpretation Framework (Y-RIF) has been developed from insights gained during an ethnographic study conducted in South Africa (REMOVED FOR BLIND REVIEW). We argue that our framework is useful, as it offers new ways of understanding why some young people take risks while others are more cautious. It could be used to inform youth behaviour surveillance research and interventions. However, it will need to be rigorously tested.
Affiliation:
University of Johannesburg; University of Bedfordshire; University of Hong Kong; University of the Witwatersrand
Citation:
Graham L, Jordan L, Hutchinson A, de Wet N (2017) 'Risky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risks', Journal of Youth Studies.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Journal of Youth Studies
Issue Date:
21-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622214
DOI:
10.1080/13676261.2017.1380301
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1380301
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1367-6261
Sponsors:
Project was funded by International and Mobility Partnerships Fund awarded by the British Academy
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorGraham, Laurenen
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Lucyen
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Aishaen
dc.contributor.authorde Wet, Nicoleen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T12:58:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-21T12:58:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-21-
dc.identifier.citationGraham L, Jordan L, Hutchinson A, de Wet N (2017) 'Risky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risks', Journal of Youth Studies.en
dc.identifier.issn1367-6261-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13676261.2017.1380301-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622214-
dc.description.abstractTheories of youth risk taking range from the realist to the sociocultural. Much of this theorising, particularly in the field of epidemiology, has been strongly influenced by the Health Belief Framework. More recently, attention has shifted to understanding how young people perceive risk and what makes some of them resilient to risk taking. In this article we develop a framework that brings together diverse theoretical perspectives on youth risk taking. We draw on lessons from across the social science disciplines to inform a conceptual framework incorporating the broad context and internal processes of young people’s decisions to take risks. Our Youth Risk Interpretation Framework (Y-RIF) has been developed from insights gained during an ethnographic study conducted in South Africa (REMOVED FOR BLIND REVIEW). We argue that our framework is useful, as it offers new ways of understanding why some young people take risks while others are more cautious. It could be used to inform youth behaviour surveillance research and interventions. However, it will need to be rigorously tested.en
dc.description.sponsorshipProject was funded by International and Mobility Partnerships Fund awarded by the British Academyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1380301-
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectrisky behavioursen
dc.subjectyoung peopleen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.titleRisky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Johannesburgen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Hong Kongen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of the Witwatersranden
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Youth Studiesen
dc.date.updated2017-09-20T14:18:09Z-
dc.description.note18 month embargo required, but date of publication not yet known - will be updated when publication details received. Will also need to add the following acknowledgement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of Youth Studies ,date of publication> http://www.tandfonline.com/-
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