Adolescent Risk Behaviour

Numerous risk behaviours, such as smoking, anti-social behaviour, hazardous alcohol consumption and insecure sexual intercourse, cluster in adolescence and are associated with increased risk of poor educational attainment, upcoming injury and untimely mortality. These behaviours go beyond pure ‘risk-taking’ behaviours and encirclement behaviours which are omnipresent in society, such as low levels of physical activity. These behaviours shape adult behaviour and the significances are costly to society and young people.