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Dunn, Michael S.; Thompson, Sharon H.; M'Cormack, Fredanna A. D.; Yannessa, John F.; Duffy, Jennifer L. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess community attitudes toward school-based abstinence-plus sexuality education. A dual sampling approach of landlines and cell phones resulted in 988 adults from two counties completing "The South Carolina Survey of Public Opinion on Pregnancy Prevention." Among respondents, 87.1% supported…
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Sex Education, Sexuality, Adults
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Donfrancesco, Renato; Iozzino, Roberto; Caruso, Barbara; Ferrante, Laura; Mugnaini, Daniele; Talamo, Alessandra; Miano, Silvia; Dimitri, Andrea; Masi, Gabriele – Annals of Dyslexia, 2010
Different moderators/mediators of risk are involved in developmental dyslexia (DD), but data are inconsistent. We explored the prevalence of season of birth and its association with gender and age of school entry in an Italian sample of dyslexic children compared to an Italian normal control group. The clinical sample included 498 children (345…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Dyslexia, Urban Areas, At Risk Persons
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Halldner, Linda; Tillander, Annika; Lundholm, Cecilia; Boman, Marcus; Långström, Niklas; Larsson, Henrik; Lichtenstein, Paul – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2014
Background: We addressed if immaturity relative to peers reflected in birth month increases the likelihood of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Methods: We linked nationwide Patient and Prescribed Drug Registers and used prospective cohort and nested case-control designs to study 6-69 year-old individuals in Sweden from July 2005 to December 2009…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Adults
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Stefansson, Lilja S.; Webb, M. Elizabeth; Hebert, Luciana E.; Masinter, Lisa; Gilliam, Melissa L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Adolescents experience numerous barriers to obtaining sexual and reproductive health care (SRHC). Mobile Health Units (MHUs) can remove some barriers by traveling to the community. This pilot study developed Mobile SRHC through an iterative process on an existing MHU and evaluated it among adolescents and providers. Methods: Mobile…
Descriptors: Clinics, Health Promotion, Sex Education, Health Services
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McKay, Erin; Vlazny, Carl; Cumming, Steven – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This paper reports on findings from the first Western Australian Survey of Educators of Sexuality Education, which aimed to assess the state of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in the state of Western Australia. Key findings show that secondary school teachers provided more hours of RSE instruction than the national average. However,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Early Parenthood
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Sabol, Terri J.; Pianta, Robert C. – Education Finance and Policy, 2014
In the majority of states using Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to improve children's school readiness, the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) is a core assessment of preschool program quality and is central to QRIS metrics and incentive structures. The present study utilizes nationally representative data…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals)
Russell, Todd T.; Craddock, Christopher S.; Kodatt, Stephanie A.; Ramirez, Dora Maria – Online Submission, 2017
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) present serious problems for the twenty-first century. These disorders describe a variety of neurological and behavioral deficits that result from exposure of an unborn child to alcohol during pregnancy. While thousands of children are diagnosed with FASD annually, FASD is completely preventable if women…
Descriptors: Prevention, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Cultural Relevance, Hispanic Americans
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela; Goh, Mandy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The paper discusses some research findings in Singapore that investigated if a relationships-based curriculum extended the active involvement of the infants, toddlers, and young children (up to the age of three) in their learning. Using a relationships-based curriculum, a study conducted over a year involved the use of a well-tested, traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
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Boone, Tanya L. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
The goal of this two-part study was to identify the perceived influence of sexuality messages from parents, peers, school and the media--four microsystems within the Ecological Model--on emerging adult US college women's sexual attitudes. Findings suggest that parents were the most likely source of the message to "remain abstinent until…
Descriptors: Sexuality, College Students, Females, Student Attitudes
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Kao, Tsui-Sui Annie; Manczak, Melissa – Journal of School Nursing, 2013
This study explored the relationships among personal factors, family structure and family function, adolescents’ self-efficacy for safe sex, and sexual behaviors among sexually active adolescents. A subset sample from the first three waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) was selected for this exploratory…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Health Behavior, Adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Markham, Christine; Peskin, Melissa; Hernandez, Belinda F.; Johnson, Kimberly; Addy, Robert C. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2011
Background: The US has higher rates of teen births and sexually transmitted infections (STI) than other developed countries. Texas youth are disproportionately impacted. Purpose: To review local, state, and national data on teens' engagement in sexual risk behaviors to inform policy and practice related to teen sexual health. Methods: 2009 middle…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Contraception, Middle School Students
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Hall, Cougar; West, Joshua; Herbert, Patrick C. – Health Educator, 2015
Adolescent consumption of screen media continues to increase. A variety of theoretical constructs hypothesize the impact of media content on health-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This study uses a coding instrument based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey to analyze health behavior contained in…
Descriptors: Risk, Health Behavior, Programming (Broadcast), Eating Habits
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Zanini, Sergio; Tavano, Alessandro; Fabbro, Franco – Brain and Language, 2010
Nine early non-demented bilingual (L1--Friulian, L2--Italian) patients with Parkinson's disease and nine normal controls matched for age, sex and years of education were studied on a spontaneous language production task. All subjects had acquired L1 from birth in a home environment and L2 at the age of six at school formally. Patients with PD…
Descriptors: Diseases, Patients, Language Processing, Family Environment
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Barr, Elissa M.; Moore, Michele J.; Johnson, Tammie; Forrest, Jamie; Jordan, Melissa – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Numerous studies document support for sexuality education to be taught in high school, and often, in middle school. However, little research has been conducted addressing support for sexuality education in elementary schools. Methods: As part of the state Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey administration, the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Schools, Surveys
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Williams, Kate E.; Nicholson, Jan M.; Walker, Sue; Berthelsen, Donna – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Children's sleep problems and self-regulation problems have been independently associated with poorer adjustment to school, but there has been limited exploration of longitudinal early childhood profiles that include both indicators. Aims: This study explores the normative developmental pathway for sleep problems and self-regulation…
Descriptors: Sleep, Self Control, Student Adjustment, Profiles
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