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Meyer, Tiffany A.; Gast, Julie – Journal of School Nursing, 2008
Peer influence has been found to be correlated with a host of harmful health behaviors. However, little research has been conducted investigating the relationship between peer influence and disordered eating. The present study surveyed 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade girls and boys using the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) and Inventory of Peer…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Eating Disorders, Health Behavior, Peer Relationship
Rimington, Delores Dorton; Gast, Julie – American Journal of Health Education, 2007
The Internet is increasingly used as an outlet for sexual activity. This literature review explores key definitions, perceived benefits, risks, and consequences of engaging in cybersex, as well as its influence on youth and young adults. The accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of the Internet make it highly appealing to users. Increasing…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Marital Status, Health Education, Sexual Orientation
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Lounsbery, Monica; Gast, Julie; Smith, Nicole – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005
Planned Approach to Healthier Schools (PATHS) is a multicomponent school program that aims to establish and sustain a social norm consistent with physical activity and healthy nutrition in the school community. The PATHS components include: (1) a professional development and wellness program for faculty and staff; (2) ongoing social-marketing…
Descriptors: Wellness, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Integrated Curriculum
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Gast, Julie; And Others – Health Values: The Journal of Health Behavior, Education & Promotion, 1995
This study examined whether the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was a valid self-report instrument for gathering alcohol consumption information. College students completed surveys regarding alcohol consumption and social desirability level. No significant relationship was found between social desirability and drinking behavior. The survey…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholic Beverages, College Students, Drinking
Agran, Martin, Ed.; And Others – 1994
This guidebook provides behavioral-instructional strategies for teaching essential personal safety skills and promoting overall well-being to persons with developmental disabilities. Case studies demonstrate these strategies in practice, and detailed curriculum goals are included to guide intervention efforts. To ensure that learners both…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills
Hawks, Steven R.; Goudy, Marylynn B.; Gast, Julie A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2003
The purpose of this exploratory study was to evaluate the relationship between emotional eating and spiritual well-being. It was found that among college women lower levels of spiritual well-being correlated with higher levels of emotional eating (r = -0.22, p = 0.0015). In other studies emotional eating has been found to contribute to higher…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Education, Public Health, Eating Disorders