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Special Issue "The Second Edition: Health Behavior Clustering and Mental Health Outcomes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 118

Special Issue Editors

Department of Health and Kinesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Interests: epidemiology; preschool children; intervention; reliability; sedentary behavior; wearable technology; validity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As we progress out of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining adequate mental health is important. Children, adolescents, and young adults are susceptible to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem that may affect their overall well-being. Health behaviors such as adequate levels of physical activity, a healthy diet, and sufficient sleep quantity and quality have been shown to positively influence mental health and wellness. Conversely, risk behaviors such as alcohol consumption, substance abuse, and smoking may exacerbate poor mental health. The clustering or combination of these health and risk behaviors may have additive effects on mental health outcomes. Within this second Special Issue edition of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “Health Behavior Clustering and Mental Health Outcomes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults”, we would like to offer a continued opportunity to publish high-quality research relating to health and/or risk behavior clustering with mental health outcomes in young individuals. We are particularly interested in novel multibehavioral interventions that target mental health outcomes within underserved populations of young people. We also welcome observational studies examining bidirectional, moderated, and mediated relationships. Manuscripts will be rigorously peer-reviewed by experts in the field. Thank you for your consideration.

Dr. Ryan D. Burns
Dr. Wonwoo Byun
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • alcohol
  • cognition
  • diet
  • mental health
  • physical activity
  • sedentary behavior
  • sleep
  • smoking
  • social support
  • well-being

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