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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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Harris, Brett; Shaw, Benjamin; Lawson, Hal; Sherman, Barry – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Adolescent substance use is associated with chronic health conditions, accidents, injury, and school-related problems, including dropping out. Schools have the potential to provide students with substance use prevention and intervention services, albeit with confidentiality challenges. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide…
Descriptors: Barriers, Middle School Students, High School Students, Substance Abuse
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Day, Sophia E.; Hinterland, Kinjia; Myers, Christa; Gupta, Leena; Harris, Tiffany G.; Konty, Kevin J. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) impacts health outcomes. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), like many school-based data sources, lacks individual-level poverty information. We propose using school-level percentages of student eligibility for free/reduced-price meals (%FRPM) as a proxy for individual-level poverty. Methods: Using the New…
Descriptors: Poverty, Eligibility, Lunch Programs, Race
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Mizuta, Akiko; Noda, Tatsuya; Nakamura, Mieko; Tatsumi, Asami; Ojima, Toshiyuki – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Factors contributing to the relief of depression among adolescents have not been sufficiently revealed. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of teacher support on depression in adolescent students. Methods: We conducted a self-rating questionnaire survey among 2862 junior high school students and 93 homeroom teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Mental Health, Teacher Role
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Koenig, Kevin T.; Ramos, Mary M.; Fowler, Tara T.; Oreskovich, Kristin; McGrath, Jane; Fairbrother, Gerry – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: The purpose of this study is to describe patterns of care and service use among adolescent school-based health center (SBHC) users in New Mexico and contrast patterns and services between frequent and infrequent users. Methods: Medical claims/encounter data were analyzed from 59 SBHCs located in secondary schools in New Mexico during…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Regression (Statistics)
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Wang, Guanghai; Ren, Fen; Liu, Zhijun; Xu, Guangxing; Jiang, Fan; Skora, Elizabeth; Lewin, Daniel S. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Deficient sleep is linked to detrimental outcomes in health and school performance for adolescents. This study characterized sleep patterns in Chinese adolescents preparing for the College Entrance Exam (CEE) and evaluated the association between sleep patterns, self-rated academic performance, and the CEE scores. Methods: A sample of…
Descriptors: Sleep, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Craft, Lesley R.; Brandt, Heather M.; Prince, Mary – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: To reduce teen pregnancy rates, prevention programs must be consistently available to large numbers of youth. However, prevention efforts have been historically conducted with little emphasis on ensuring program sustainability. This study examined the needs and barriers to sustaining teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programming in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Barriers, Prevention
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Joppa, Meredith C.; Rizzo, Christie J.; Nieves, Amethys V.; Brown, Larry K. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Schools in the United States are increasingly being urged to address the problem of adolescent dating violence (DV) with their students. Given the limited time available to implement prevention programming during the school day, brief programs are needed. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a widely disseminated,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Pilot Projects
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Johnson, Emily R.; Weiler, Robert M.; Barnett, Tracey E.; Pealer, Lisa N. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 15-19. Research has established an association across numerous risk factors and suicide, including depression, substance abuse, bullying victimization, and feelings of alienation. However, the connection between disordered eating as manifested in extreme weight-control…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Suicide, Eating Disorders, Psychological Patterns
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Chatterjee, Avik; Daftary, Genevieve; Campbell, Meg; Gatison, Lenward; Day, Liam; Ramsey, Kibret; Goldman, Roberta; Gillman, Matthew W. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: In September 2013, a Massachusetts high school launched a nutrition program in line with 2013 United States Department of Agriculture requirements. We sought to understand attitudes of stakeholders toward the new program. Methods: We employed community-based participatory research methods in a qualitative evaluation of the food program…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, High Schools, Program Descriptions, Focus Groups
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Thomason, Diane L.; Feng, Du – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Measuring adolescent perceptions of physical education (PE) activities is necessary in understanding determinants of school PE activity participation. This study assessed reliability and validity of the Physical Education Activities Scale (PEAS), a 41-item visual analog scale measuring high school adolescent perceptions of school PE…
Descriptors: Reliability, Validity, Physical Education, Adolescents
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Watts, Timothy; Wilson, Kelly L.; McNeill, Elisa B.; Rosen, Brittany L.; Moore, Nancy Daley; Smith, Matthew L. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: We examine personal characteristics, alcohol consumption, normative beliefs, household factors, and extracurricular engagement associated with intentions to have intercourse before marriage among abstinent students. Methods: Data were analyzed from 245 freshmen enrolled in a school-based abstinence-only-until-marriage program. Two…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Sexuality, Intention, Sex Education
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Suchert, Vivien; Hanewinkel, Reiner; Isensee, Barbara – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: To examine associations of cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity (PA) and weight status with academic achievement 1 year later. In addition, the mediating role of psychological variables was tested. Methods: Longitudinal analyses included 1011 German students (M = 14.1 years, SD = 0.6 years). Cardiorespiratory fitness was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Zweig, Janine M.; Yahner, Jennifer; Dank, Meredith; Lachman, Pamela – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: We examined whether substance use, psychosocial adjustment, and sexual experiences vary for teen dating violence victims by the type of violence in their relationships. We compared dating youth who reported no victimization in their relationships to those who reported being victims of intimate terrorism (dating violence involving one…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
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Larson, Nicole; O'Connell, Michael; Davey, Cynthia S.; Caspi, Caitlin; Kubik, Martha Y.; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined whether there are differences in the presence of supports for student wellness promotion (1) between schools in city, suburban and rural locations and, (2) among rural schools, according to distance from a metropolitan center. Methods: The analysis was conducted in a sample of 309 secondary schools using 2012 Minnesota…
Descriptors: Wellness, Secondary School Students, Health Education, Rural Urban Differences
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