Research Paper on Health Behavior
Topic: Smoking/Drinking-Prevention and Control Among Youth
10 pages including title page and abstract. APA format. 5 reference at least
Identify a health behavior that significantly affects health status in a particular group of people. Review the professional literature to determine how researchers have applied health behavior models to explain this health behavior. Your references must be from professional/academic sources.
Compare and contrast how at least two of the following health behavior models are applied to the health behavior; The Health Belief Model, The Transtheoretical Model, The Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Cognitive Theory, The Transactional Theory of Stress and Coping.
- Thesis: your original thoughts regarding the utility and application of the models to the health behavior
- Introduction to the Health Behavior and its significance ( one paragraph)
- Description of the models being compared including constructs and application to the Health Behavior ( at least one reference for each application)
- At least five original comparisons that support your thesis
- Conclusion: recapitulation of the thesis
- Reference page
You are required to follow the following format to develop a research paper of ten pages in length, typed, double-spaced, exclusive of references. References are to be cited using the APA Style Manual.
Note: Class notes should not be cited in your papers. Instead, you should use original, primary sources.