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Clark, Andrew F.; Wilk, Piotr; Gilliland, Jason A. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Some Canadian schools have modified their daily schedules from the traditional school day (TSD) schedule (two 15-minute breaks and one 60-minute break) to a balanced school day (BSD) schedule (two 40-minute breaks). While this change increases daily planning and instructional time, it also changes the amount of time available for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Mark, Lauraliisa; Värnik, Airi; Sisask, Merike – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Bullying has been associated with many mental health problems. The effect of bullying has been found to be affected by the way students are involved in bullying. The purpose of the study was to explore the association between mental well-being, hopelessness, and being involved in bullying (as a bully, victim, or bully-victim), and to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Mental Health, Well Being
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Gråstén, Arto; Yli-Piipari, Sami – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In this study, we examined the development of children's moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and physical education (PE) enjoyment through the Physical Activity as Civil Skill Program 2012-2014. Methods: Participants were 661 (265 intervention, 396 control) elementary school children in central and northeast Finland. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Learner Engagement, Children
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Martinez-Ospina, Andrea; Sudfeld, Christopher R.; González, Silvia A.; Sarmiento, Olga L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In Colombia, the prevalence of overweight/obesity in children has increased by 26% in the past 5 years. School food environment may be an important contributor and offers opportunities for effective intervention. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 7- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from 10 schools in Bogotá, Colombia. We…
Descriptors: Food, Educational Environment, Obesity, Body Weight
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Metos, Julie M.; Sarnoff, Kelan; Jordan, Kristine C. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Elementary teachers have the potential to influence children's eating habits. This study examined teacher views and practices regarding nutrition education. Methods: An online survey was administered to K-6 teachers (N = 628) in 55 public elementary schools in a large city in the western United States. Three indices were created based…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Nutrition Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Takahashi, Shinya; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Dev, Dipti – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Physical activity (PA) has long been acknowledged to contribute health benefits among children. However, research has consistently shown that PA declines as children grow older. Thus, this study examined the factors which are associated to children's PA in order to identify potential barriers to PA. Methods: Using data from the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Sliwa, Sarah A.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Williams, Heather P.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Out-of-school time (OST) programs are an important setting for supporting student health and academic achievement. This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of school-based OST programs, which can inform efforts to promote healthy behaviors in this setting. Methods: A nationally representative sample of public elementary…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, Health, Academic Achievement
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Rouse, Heather; Goudie, Anthony; Rettiganti, Mallik; Leath, Katherine; Riser, Quentin; Thompson, Joseph – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We examined prevalence, incidence, and trajectory of obesity from kindergarten through grade 8 in one of the first states to implement annual surveillance. Methods: Participants included 16,414 children enrolled in kindergarten in Arkansas in 2004 with complete body mass index (BMI) measurements in kindergarten and eighth grade.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, Obesity, Kindergarten
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Lemkin, Allison; Walls, Morgan; Kistin, Caroline J.; Bair-Merritt, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Educational and healthcare systems operate in silos. Few studies explore educators' perspectives of collaboration with pediatricians or cross-system solutions for school-identified concerns. We sought to investigate educators' viewpoints of collaboration with pediatricians. Methods: We conducted semistructured, qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Low Income, Teacher Attitudes, Pediatrics, Physicians
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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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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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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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