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Gregg, David; Somers, Cheryl L.; Pernice, Francesca Maria; Hillman, Stephen B.; Kernsmith, Poco – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Risks associated with teen sexting draw increasing concern from teachers and communities as developments in communication software and devices make sharing private content faster and simpler each year. We examined rates, recipients, and predictors of teen sexting to better plan education and preventative policies and strategies. A…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Computer Mediated Communication, Telecommunications, High School Students
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Pearce, Karma; Golley, Rebecca; Lewis, Lucy; Cassidy, Leah; Olds, Timothy; Maher, Carol – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was an association between dietary patterns and children's academic performance. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 315 children aged 9-11 years from 26 schools in Australia. Academic performance was measured in 4 domains (reading, writing, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Eating Habits
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Kim, Harris H.-S.; Chun, JongSerl – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: This study investigates the extent to which friendship network, family relations, and school context are related to adolescent cigarette smoking. Friendship network is measured in terms of delinquent peers; family relations in terms of parental supervision; and school environment in terms of objective (eg, antismoking policy) and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Smoking, Peer Relationship, Friendship
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Bruening, Meg; Adams, Marc A.; Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam; Hurley, Jane – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Salad bars are placed in schools to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among students. This study assessed differences in school nutrition practices and perceptions in schools with and without salad bars. Methods: Cross-sectional surveys were completed by school nutrition managers (N = 648) in Arizona schools participating in the…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Nutrition, Case Studies
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Karvonen, Sakari; Tokola, Kari; Rimpelä, Arja – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: We studied school-level differences in academic achievement and well-being from 2002 to 2010 in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, as well as the connection between academic achievement, well-being, and socioeconomic composition. Methods: The School Health Promotion Study covered 109 schools and 78% of schoolchildren (N = 100,413; aged 14…
Descriptors: Well Being, Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Metropolitan Areas
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Rozema, Andrea D.; Mathijssen, Jolanda J.P.; van Oers, Hans A.M.; Jansen, Maria W.J. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Although outdoor smoking bans at school are becoming important, it remains unclear whether successful implementation is feasible and what conditions promote it. Therefore, this study evaluates the implementation process by identifying important factors. Methods: Interviews were held with directors of 24 secondary schools that had…
Descriptors: Smoking, School Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Guidelines
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Andrade, Jeanette; Lotton, Jennifer; Andrade, Juan – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Childhood obesity among Hispanic children is a public health concern in the United States and Mexico. Although experiences from school-based intervention programs aimed at influencing obesity-related behaviors have been positive, the understanding of those framework elements that are associated with successful outcomes is limited. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Hispanic Americans, Guidelines
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Romm, Kaitlin E.; Ambegaonkar, Jatin P.; Caswell, Amanda M.; Parham, Candace; Cortes, Nelson E.; Kerr, Zachary; Broshek, Donna K.; Caswell, Shane V. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Concussions are a public health concern and concussion management in school requires a team approach. We examined schoolteachers' and administrators' perceptions of concussions, management, and implementation of return-to-learn (RTL) guidelines. METHODS: We audio-recorded and transcribed semistructured interviews with teachers (N = 16)…
Descriptors: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Brewer, Steven L.; Brewer, Hannah J.; Kulik, Keri S. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Bullying is more likely to happen in schools than in any other location. The purpose of this study is to use decision tree analyses to predict specific risk factors for bullying to identify areas of interest for school-based bullying prevention. METHODS: We obtained data from the 2013 National Crime Victimization Study (NCVS) School…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Predictor Variables, Prediction
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Jones, Marla M.; Carnes, Michael C.; Adams, Thomas; Bryant, Lance G.; Church, Brian; Stillwell, Jimmy L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Obesity in children and adolescents has become one of the most critical public health problems in the United States. Schools may play an important role in raising awareness and possibly slowing the obesity epidemic. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to gather information on parents' perception and use of body mass index (BMI)…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, Obesity, Consciousness Raising
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Gregg, Abbey; Chen, Li-Wu; Kim, Jungyoon – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is promoted as a way to improve access to care, health care outcomes, and control costs. The organizational, environmental, and patient characteristics associated with school-based health centers (SBHCs) obtaining PCMH recognition is currently unknown. A multitheoretical approach was used to…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, School Health Services, Costs, Professional Recognition
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Ruiz-Hermosa, Abel; Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente; Alvarez-Bueno, Celia; García-Prieto, Jorge C.; Pardo-Guijarro, María J.; Sánchez-López, Mairena – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Walking and bicycling (active commuting) to school may be a useful strategy to increase the daily amount of physical activity, and, potentially, improve children's health. However, it is unclear whether active commuting to school (ACS) has the potential to improve physical health and cognitive performance in children. Our aim was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Child Health, Physical Health
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Jiang, Yongwen; Reilly-Chammat, Rosemary; Cooper, Tara; Viner-Brown, Samara – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Sexual minority students have higher risk for health-related behaviors. We examined 5 domains including 34 health risk behaviors and health conditions among sexual minorities and unsure students in Rhode Island. We also included sexual contact of heterosexually identified students to capture heterosexually identified students who may…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Conditions, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Although there are over 26,000 private schools in the United States, little is known about the relationship of their characteristics to mandated and recommended time allocations for physical education (PE). Methods: Private secondary schools (N = 450; grades 6-12) in California completed a 15-item questionnaire related to school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Secondary Schools, Physical Education, Time Management
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Magid, Kate H.; Heard, Debra; Sasson, Comilla – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Training middle school students to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HOCPR) is a potential method to increase overall rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We aimed to examine the feasibility of teaching this population CPR using teacher-implemented education sessions guided by American Heart…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, First Aid, Scores, Pretests Posttests
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