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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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Matjasko, Jennifer L.; Holland, Kristin M.; Holt, Melissa K.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian W. – Journal of School Health, 2019
BACKGROUND: School-based extracurricular activity participation is one of the primary avenues for prosocial activity engagement during adolescence. In this study, we test the "overscheduling hypothesis" or whether the negative relationship between structured activity intensity (ie, hours) and adolescent bullying and fighting levels off…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Prosocial Behavior
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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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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Goodin, Amie – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students as well as related environment and school-level risk and protective factors were examined. Methods: Data was acquired from the 2015 CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Survey for Kentucky (N = 2577). Prevalence of substance use was calculated for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Correlation, Homosexuality
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Summit, Aleza K.; Friedman, Emmeline; Stein, Tara B.; Gold, Marji – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: With recent recommendations from professional organizations, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods are considered appropriate first-line contraception for adolescents. Many school-based health centers (SBHCs) in New York City (NYC) have recently added onsite LARC insertion and management to their contraceptive options. We…
Descriptors: Contraception, Educational Environment, Health Services, Program Implementation
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Krtinic, Gordana; Duric, Predrag – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The leading cause of nonfatal injuries in age group 14-19 is sports injuries. Purpose of the study was to determine the association between intense physical activity and injury and to identify the circumstances and environment in which injuries are most likely to occur. Methods: A prospective cohort study included 698 high school…
Descriptors: Injuries, Athletics, Adolescents, Correlation
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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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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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Wilson, Maria N.; Asbridge, Mark; Langille, Donald B. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: In examining associations of sexual orientation, school connectedness (SC), and depression, no studies have used a continuum of sexual orientation. Additionally, no study has examined whether individuals with higher SC within subgroups of the continuum of sexual orientation are protected from symptoms of depression when compared to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship, Sexual Orientation, Depression (Psychology)
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Frankel, Anne S.; Bass, Sarah Bauerle; Patterson, Freda; Dai, Ting; Brown, Deanna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Sexting, the sharing of sexually suggestive photos, may be a gateway behavior to early sexual activity and increase the likelihood of social ostracism. Methods: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (N = 6021) data from 2015 among Pennsylvania 9th-12th grade students were used to examine associations between consensual and nonconsensual sexting…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication, Sexuality
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Greer, Anna E.; Davis, Stacey; Sandolo, Cristina; Gaudet, Nicole; Castrogivanni, Brianna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Using Social Cognitive Theory as a framework, we examined opportunities for promoting local produce consumption among high school students in a lower-income, ethnically diverse, urban community. Methods: Six focus groups (N = 53) were conducted with students. Using Atlas.ti qualitative software, data were coded and reviewed to identify…
Descriptors: High School Students, Low Income, Urban Areas, Focus Groups
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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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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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Grigsby, Timothy J.; Forster, Myriam; Tsai, Jennifer; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Sussman, Steve – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Alternative (or continuation) high schools are institutions designed for students at risk for not graduating due to behavioral, educational, or medical problems. The present study explored the relationship between negative substance use consequences (eg, having trouble at school or work) and noncondom use in this at-risk population and…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Behavior, Prevention, High School Students
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Terry, Amanda – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the coverage of state legislation and the expansiveness ratings of state model policies on the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools. Methods: The state-level prevalence of bullying in schools was based on cross-sectional data from the 2013 High School Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Bullying, Predictor Variables, Incidence
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