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Blaisdell, Amanda J.; Olsen, Larry K. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Health educators in public high schools can provide educational interventions to reduce teen unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Characteristics of teachers and schools influence their decision to provide condom education. Studies to determine characteristics must be conducted so HIV/sex education can be…
Descriptors: Barriers, Sexuality, Health Education, Intervention
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Daily, Shay M.; Mann, Michael J.; Kristjansson, Alfgeir L.; Smith, Megan L.; Zullig, Keith J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Emergent evidence suggests a positive school climate may be a promising population-level intervention to promote academic achievement and student well-being. However, researchers have called for expanding the school climate evidence-base to better describe how the construct is associated with student outcomes. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Middle School Students
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Hughes, Denise; Maiden, Kristin – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Currently, no intervention concerning transition of health care responsibilities from parents to teens exists for adolescents in the general population. The purpose of this intervention was to evaluate teacher satisfaction and student knowledge gain of a health unit developed for adolescents on becoming their own health care advocates.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Health Education, Intervention
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Layzer, Carolyn; Rosapep, Lauren; Barr, Sherry – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: This process study is a companion to a randomized evaluation of a school-based, peer-led comprehensive sexual health education program, Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP), in which 11th- and 12th-grade students are trained by school health educators to conduct informative workshops with ninth-grade peers in schools in North…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Health Education, Program Descriptions
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Fleary, Sasha A. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Several studies have used latent class analyses to explore obesogenic behaviors and substance use in adolescents independently. We explored a variety of health risks jointly to identify distinct patterns of risk behaviors among adolescents. Methods: Latent class models were estimated using Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Risk
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Choi, Jeong-Sil; Kim, Ji-Soo – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We explored the relationship between body mass index-for-age percentile, body image distortion, and unnecessary weight loss efforts in Korean adolescent girls who are underweight and normal weight and examined the mediating effect of body image distortion on weight loss efforts. Methods: This study used data from the 2013 Korea Youth…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Correlation, Body Weight
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Park, Aesoon; Eckert, Tanya L.; Zaso, Michelle J.; Scott-Sheldon, Lori A. J.; Vanable, Peter A.; Carey, Kate B.; Ewart, Craig K.; Carey, Michael P. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Health literacy is crucial to develop health-related knowledge, adopt healthy lifestyles, and benefit from health care services. However, research on the association between health literacy and adolescent health outcomes, particularly on their prospective associations, is rare. We assessed health literacy using 3 validated measures,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Health Behavior, Health Education, Urban Schools
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Heo, Moonseong; Irvin, Erica; Ostrovsky, Natania; Isasi, Carmen; Blank, Arthur E.; Lounsbury, David W.; Fredericks, Lynn; Yom, Tiana; Ginsberg, Mindy; Hayes, Shawn; Wylie-Rosett, Judith – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: HealthCorps provides school wellness programming using curricula to promote changes in nutrition, mental health, and physical activity behaviors. The research objective was to evaluate effects of implementing its curricula on nutrition, mental health, and physical activity knowledge and behavior. Methods: Pre- and postsurvey data were…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Knowledge Level, Eating Habits, Gender Differences
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Borawski, Elaine A.; Tufts, Kimberly Adams; Trapl, Erika S.; Hayman, Laura L.; Yoder, Laura D.; Lovegreen, Loren D. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: We examined the differential impact of a well-established human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) curriculum, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, when taught by school nurses and health education classroom teachers within a high school curricula. Methods: Group-randomized intervention study of 1357 ninth and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Curriculum
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Lai, Hsiang-Ru; Chou, Wei-Lun; Miao, Nae-Fang; Wu, Yu-Ping; Lee, Pi-Hsia; Jwo, Jiunn-Chern – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: A good classroom environment can promote students' learning motivation and affect their academic efficacy and adaptation. This study compares the perceptions of Taiwanese middle school students regarding actual and preferred classroom environments and explores the association with sex and grade level. Methods: Data were collected using…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries