Family Health- promotion Proj ects: An Action-theoretical Perspective.

Journal of health psychology

PubMedID: 22011520

Valach L, Young RA, Lynam MJ. Family Health- promotion Proj ects: An Action-theoretical Perspective. J Health Psychol. 1996;1(1):49-63.
The concept of the family health-promotion project is introduced as a means of describing and analysing health-promoting processes in a family. We suggest that an action-theoretical conceptualization provides a language for dealing with socially embedded human behaviour. The levels of project organization are described and the issues discussed are: hierarchical organization, communication, goal structure, steering, control, regulation, energizing, perspectives and construction, group or joint action, three-dimensional structure of group action, dual enfolding of group actions, properties of group action and of family projects. The research design and methods of a current study on a family health-promotion project are presented and explained.