Children's perceptions of strategies for resolving community health problems.

@article{Kalni2002ChildrensPO,
  title={Children's perceptions of strategies for resolving community health problems.},
  author={Ilze V. Kalniņ{\vs} and Corrine Hart and Peri J. Ballantyne and Georgia K. Quartaro and Rhonda L. Love and Gunta Sturis and Patti Pollack},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          223-33
        }
}
We examine children's perceptions of the strategies they would use to resolve community health problems. Qualitative analysis using a grounded theory approach showed that 9- to 10-year-old children could conceptualize a range of solutions to hypothetical community health problems. Children's responses reflected an egocentric perspective, one that was centered on self and peers acting on short-term solutions to the immediate problem. Less frequently, children conceptualized broader structural… 

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