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Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2017
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, At Risk Students, Adolescents, Suicide
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2013
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Social Problems, Sexuality
Aucejo, Esteban – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
The sizable gender gap in college enrolment, especially among African Americans, constitutes a puzzling empirical regularity that may have serious consequences on marriage markets, male labor force participation and the diversity of college campuses. For instance, only 35.7 percent of all African American undergraduate students were men in 2004.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Enrollment Rate, College Bound Students
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Special Education, Adolescents, High School Students
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2012
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Adolescents, High School Students, Grade 10
Esch, Laura; Zullig, Keith J. – American Journal of Health Education, 2008
Background: Previous research has posited that significant relationships exist between health status and psychological measures of health (e.g., self-esteem). Less is known about the relationship between perceived quality of life (e.g., life satisfaction), weight perceptions, and dieting behaviors, particularly among middle school adolescents.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Body Weight, Dietetics
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Elliott, Gregory C.; Colangelo, Melissa F.; Gelles, Richard J. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2005
Mattering is the belief that one makes a difference in the lives of others. We explore the effect of mattering on adolescent suicide ideation. The data source is the 2000 Youth At Risk Survey, composed of interviews with 2,004 youths, age 11-18 and screening interviews with their parents. Our analysis reveals that those who matter more are…
Descriptors: Suicide, Depression (Psychology), At Risk Persons, Psychological Patterns
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Goebert, Deborah A.; Caetano, Raul; Nishimura, Stephanie T.; Ramisettymikler, Suhasini – Journal of School Violence, 2004
This study compares the prevalence of drinking behaviors and violence (fighting, weapon carrying, being threatened and feeling unsafe) among Hawaiian, other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and Caucasian students, using data collected from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Hawaii in 1997 and 1999 (N = 2,146). Native Hawaiians and…
Descriptors: Violence, Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Prevention
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Valois, Robert F.; Zullig, Keith J.; Huebner, E. Scott; Drane, J. Wanzer – Journal of School Health, 2004
This study explored relationships between perceived life satisfaction and physical activity behaviors in a statewide sample of adolescents in South Carolina (n = 4,758) using the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the Brief Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale (BMSLSS). Adjusted logistic regression analyses and multivariate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Risk Students, Adolescents, Physical Activities
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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