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Kann, L.; Grunbaum, J.; McKenna, M. L.; Wechsler, H.; Galuska, D. A. – Journal of School Health, 2005
School Health Profiles is conducted biennially to assess characteristics of school health programs. State and local departments of education and health select either all public secondary schools within their jurisdictions or a systematic, equal-probability sample of public secondary schools to participate in School Health Profiles. At each school,…
Descriptors: Profiles, Health Programs, Secondary Schools, School Districts
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Bishop, John H.; Bishop, Matthew; Bishop, Michael; Gelbwasser, Lara; Green, Shanna; Peterson, Erica; Rubinsztaj, Anna; Zuckerman, Andrew – Journal of School Health, 2004
Parents know adolescents can be cruel. They do not want their child rejected by peers. What is it like to be denigrated by one's middle school classmates? How common is a predatory anti-teacher peer culture in junior high school? Does it typically last into high school? How do peer norms of different crowds in a school get established? Who sets…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Norms, Ethnography, Educational Policy
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Wilson, Dorian – Journal of School Health, 2004
This paper examines how school connectedness and school climate work together to influence students, and whether the relationship between connectedness and climate reveal information about the interaction of social context and the individual. School connectedness generally includes the sense of attachment and commitment a student feels as a result…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Social Environment, Educational Environment, Aggression
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Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; Caetano, Raul; Goebert, Deborah; Nishimura, Stephanie – Journal of School Health, 2004
This study examined ethnic differences in substance use and sexual behavior and whether drinking and drug use constitute risk factors for unsafe sexual practices among Native Hawaiian (NH), Caucasian, and Asian/Pacific Islander (API) high school students in Hawaii. A secondary data analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1997 and 1999) using a…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Research Papers (Students), Drug Use, Narcotics
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Ransdell, Lynda B.; Grosshans, Onie; Trunnell, Eric – Journal of School Health, 2004
This qualitative study explored factors that helped veteran public school health educators sustain enthusiasm in the classroom throughout their careers. Twelve Caucasian participants, seven men and five women with 18 to 28 years of public school teaching experience (mean age = 49 years, mean experience = 24 years), were interviewed. Participants…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Veterans, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Paxton, Raheem J.; Valois, Robert F.; Drane, J. Wanzer – Journal of School Health, 2004
The study examined associations among physical activity, cigarette smoking, body mass index, perceptions of body weight, weight-management goals, and weight-management behaviors of public high school adolescents. The CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey provided a cross-sectional sample (n = 3,089) of public high school students in South Carolina.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Physical Activities, Smoking, Public Schools
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Kubik, Martha Y.; Lytle, Leslie; Fulkerson, Jayne A. – Journal of School Health, 2004
This study assessed the interest of alternative high school staff in intervention research on students' eating and physical activity habits and the feasibility of conducting such research in alternative school settings. A two-phase descriptive design incorporated both quantitative and qualitative methods. In fall/winter 2001-2002, alternative high…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Behavior, High School Students
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