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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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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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Brown, Kristin M.; Elliott, Susan J.; Leatherdale, Scott T. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Although schools are considered opportune settings for youth health interventions, a gap between school health research and practice exists. COMPASS, a longitudinal study of Ontario and Alberta secondary students and schools (2012-2021), used integrated knowledge translation to enhance schools' uptake of research findings. Schools…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Health Behavior
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Bugbee, Brittany A.; Beck, Kenneth H.; Fryer, Craig S.; Arria, Amelia M. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Substance use is prevalent and is associated with academic performance among adolescents. Few studies have examined the association between abstinence from all substances and academic achievement. Methods: Data from a nationally representative sample of 9578 12th graders from the 2015 Monitoring the Future survey were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Grade 12
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Delk, Joanne; Harrell, Melissa B.; Fakhouri, Tala H. I.; Muir, Katelyn A.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Computerized surveys present many advantages over paper surveys. However, school-based adolescent research questionnaires still mainly rely on paper-and-pencil surveys as access to computers in schools is often not practical. Tablet-assisted self-interviews (TASI) present a possible solution, but their use is largely untested. This…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Smoking, Health Behavior
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De Pedro, Kris Tunac; Gilreath, Tamika D.; Jackson, Christopher; Esqueda, Monica Christina – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Transgender adolescents face tremendous social stress in families and schools, which often leads to behavioral health disparities. This study assessed whether rates of substance use were higher among transgender adolescents when compared to nontransgender adolescents. Methods: This study is a secondary data analysis of the 2013-2015…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Sexual Identity, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Gase, Lauren N.; Gomez, Louis M.; Kuo, Tony; Glenn, Beth A.; Inkelas, Moira; Ponce, Ninez A. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School climate is an integral part of a comprehensive approach to improving the well-being of students; however, little is known about the relationships between its different domains and measures. We examined the relationships between student, staff, and administrative measures of school climate to understand the extent to which they…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Health, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Bier, Melinda C.; Zwarun, Lara; Sherblom, Stephen A. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Susceptibility to future smoking, positive beliefs about smoking, and perceptions of antismoking norms are all factors that are associated with future smoking. In previous research, smoking media literacy (SML) has been associated with these variables, even when controlling for other known risk factors for smoking. However, these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Smoking, Media Literacy, Student Surveys
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Barry, Adam E.; King, Jessica; Sears, Cynthia; Harville, Cedric; Bondoc, Irina; Joseph, Kessy – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Given ever-reducing budgets of community and school substance use prevention programs, there is a call for identifying the first substance in the sequence leading to polydrug use. Methods: Examining data from a nationally representative sample of 2835 United States 12th graders, we sought to determine (1) the first substance…
Descriptors: Drinking, Prevention, Drug Use, Age
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Case, Kathleen R.; Cooper, Maria; Creamer, MeLisa; Mantey, Dale; Kelder, Steven; Grossman, Beth Toby – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Being a victim of bullying is associated with greater risk of youth substance use; however, research specifically examining whether tobacco use behaviors differ among adolescents who were bullied at school only, electronically only, or both at school and electronically is limited. Methods: We examined the associations between being a…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, At Risk Persons, Smoking
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Minaker, Leia; Hammond, David – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Frequent fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption is protective against some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases. This study explores self-reported frequency of FV consumption in a nationally generalizable sample of Canadian youth in grades 6-12. Methods: Data from grades 6-12 students who participated in the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Foreign Countries
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Webster, Lauren; Chaiton, Michael; Kirst, Maritt – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study explores the patterns of use and co-use of tobacco and cannabis among Ontario adolescents over 3 decades and if characteristics of co-users and single substance users have changed. Methods: Co-use trends for 1981-2011 were analyzed using the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Adolescents
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Murnaghan, Donna; Morrison, William; Laurence, Courtney; Bell, Brandi – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: As youth struggle with anxiety and depression, promoting positive mental fitness is a primary concern. Canadian school-based mental health programs that focus on positive psychology and positive mental health initiatives emphasize safe and supportive environments, student engagement, resilience, and self-determination. This study…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Student Characteristics
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Martinasek, Mary P.; Gibson-Young, Linda; Forrest, Jamie – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Hookah tobacco smoking has increased in prevalence among Florida adolescents and is often viewed as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking by young adults. Asthmatic adolescents are at increased risk of the negative health effects of hookah smoking. The purpose of this study is to examine if hookah use and harm perception vary by…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescent Attitudes, Diseases, High School Students
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Kanamori, Mariano; Beck, Kenneth H.; Carter-Pokras, Olivia – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Around 10% of adolescent students under 18 years have current asthma. Asthmatic adolescents smoke as much or more than non-asthmatic adolescents. We explored the association between exposure to mass media and social networks' influence with asthmatic student smoking, and variations of these exposures by sex. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Smoking, Diseases, Middle School Students
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