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Manaseri, Holly; Roberts, Kelly D.; Barker, Linda Toms; Tom, Tammy – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The US Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) funded studies of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programs in 2010. The results of a 5-year OAH study conducted in the state of Hawai'i with middle school youth has implications for school leaders in the selection and implementation of comprehensive sex…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Middle School Students
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Azuine, Romuladus E.; Singh, Gopal K. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Ensuring the optimum development of all children and their attainment of age-appropriate educational outcomes is of great interest to public health researchers and professionals. Bullying and mentoring have opposite effects on child development and educational attainment. Mentoring exerts protective effects on youths against risky…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, National Surveys, Public Health
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Kearns, Nancy E.; Kleinert, Jane O.; Dupont-Versteegden, Esther E. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Evidence-based comprehensive physical activity programs developed for public schools are abundant yet a theoretical framework for implementation of these programs is lacking. Implementation science in public service organizations is an emerging area of research, but has not been widely successful in the area of physical activity…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activity Level, Program Implementation, Health Promotion
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Sersli, Stephanie; Rothman, Linda; Winters, Meghan – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Mode share is an important metric for active school travel programs. Common methods for measuring mode share include Hands Up surveys and family surveys, but these require teacher and parental involvement. We used these methods as part of an evaluation of a school-based bicycle training program, and added a novel observational count…
Descriptors: Travel, Travel Training, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students
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Schoeps, Konstanze; Montoya-Castilla, Inmaculada; Raufelder, Diana – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Based on Mayer and Salovey's model of emotional intelligence, this study examined whether perceived stress mediates the interplay of emotional intelligence and life satisfaction for girls and boys during early and middle adolescence. Methods: Using multigroup structural equation modeling with questionnaire data from a sample of Spanish…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Variables, Emotional Intelligence, Life Satisfaction
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Shanafelt, Amy; Magliocco, Brandon; Milbrath, Kathleen; Nanney, Marilyn; Caspi, Caitlin – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: School breakfast is an important nutritional component of a student's day. Many schools operate a school breakfast program, but high schools have low rates of participation. This study aimed to investigate the economic impact on school food service, of expanding the school breakfast program to increase participation in high schools.…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, High Schools, Food Service, Rural Schools
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Edwards, Katie M.; Sessarego, Stephanie N.; Banyard, Victoria L.; Rizzo, Andrew J.; Mitchell, Kimberly J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Relationship abuse (RA) and sexual assault (SA) are major problems among high school students, and school personnel are an important part of preventing RA and SA among youth. Therefore, we examined the rates and correlates of bystander intentions among school personnel in situations of RA and SA. Methods: School personnel (N = 1150)…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Newton, Genevieve; Racey, Megan; Marquez, Olivia; McKenney, Andrew; Preyde, Michèle; Wosnick, David – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Measurement of nutrition knowledge is common in interventions targeting dietary modifications in a school-based setting. Previous research has noted a general lack of disclosure regarding the details and psychometric properties of nutrition knowledge tools, which makes uptake of previously used instruments extremely difficult. Methods:…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Preadolescents, Adolescents, Intervention
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Ali, Mir M.; West, Kristina; Teich, Judith L.; Lynch, Sean; Mutter, Ryan; Dubenitz, Joel – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Schools play an important role as providers of mental health services for adolescents; however, information on the broader picture of utilization of mental health services in educational versus other settings is limited because of the lack of national-level data. Methods: Using multinomial logistic regression models based on…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Adolescents, Medical Services
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Abi Nader, Patrick; Hilberg, Evan; Schuna, John M., Jr.; John, Deborah H.; Gunter, Katherine B. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Classroom-based physical activity (CBPA) breaks are a common strategy to increase elementary school children's physical activity (PA) levels. There is limited research examining how teacher-level factors impact teacher implementation of CBPA breaks. In this study, we assessed the relationship of teacher-level factors with teacher use…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teacher Role, Elementary School Teachers
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Escaron, Anne L.; Vega-Herrera, Celia; Steers, Neil; Chung, Jane; Martinez, Corina; Hochman, Michael; Lara, Marielena – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: School initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity (PA) may improve the health of children in low-income communities. Methods: Assessors completed 5909 observations of students' PA during leisure periods using a validated instrument in 19 schools in low-income Latino communities. We examined relationships between school…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activity Level, Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans
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Lee, Seungmin; Shin, Myoungjin; Smith, Alan L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Although physical activity can play a positive role in psychosocial development, few studies have longitudinally examined the relationship between physical activity from physical education (PA from PE) and perceived peer acceptance (PPA). Methods: Data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey were used with 1908 elementary…
Descriptors: Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Peer Acceptance
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Rukavina, Paul; Doolittle, Sarah; Li, Weidong; Beale-Tawfeeq, Angela; Manson, Mara – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Establishing and maintaining a positive, inclusive social climate in school is essential, especially given the many potential social pressures that make school a toxic environment for vulnerable students. We explored middle school physical education (PE) teachers' perceptions of the factors that influence the implementation of…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Bellew, Bill; Reece, Lindsey J.; Hardy, Louise L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Authorities recommend that youth undertake at least 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), with young people having the opportunity to undertake at least half of this MVPA during school hours. Methods: In this study, we examined the influence of school-level socioeconomic status (SES) on children's PA,…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Socioeconomic Status, Barriers
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Michael, Shannon L.; Brener, Nancy; Lee, Sarah M.; Clennin, Morgan; Pate, Russell R. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We assessed the extent to which schools in the United States implement physical education policies identified in SHAPE America's Essential Components of Physical Education document and how implementation of these policies varies by school characteristics. Methods: School policy data were collected as part of the 2014 School Health…
Descriptors: Physical Education, School Policy, Institutional Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education
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