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Clark, Jeffrey K.; Clark, Susan E.; Brey, Rebecca A. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The effectiveness of health education methods courses for pre-service elementary teachers has not been assessed for improving the pre-service elementary teacher's self-efficacy for using the professional teacher standards in health education (PTSHE). Methods: A quasi-experimental design was used to assess pre-service elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Health Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Gau, Bih-Shya; Hung, Chao-Chia – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The purpose of this study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of a questionnaire that assesses preschool teachers' self-efficacy in providing asthma care. Methods: A total of 407 teachers from 54 preschools in Taiwan participated in the study by completing the asthma management self-efficacy scale. We assessed validity…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Diseases
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Duong, Jeffrey; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Teachers play a critical role in protecting students from harm in schools, but little is known about their attitudes toward addressing problems like bullying. Previous studies have rarely used theoretical frameworks, making it difficult to advance this area of research. Using the Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM), we examined the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Teacher Response, Intervention
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Herr, Scott W.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Price, James H.; Dake, Joseph A.; Stone, Gregory E. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: HIV/AIDS is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States with individuals between the ages of 13 and 19 years being especially vulnerable for infection. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes, perceptions, and instructional practices of high school health teachers toward teaching HIV prevention.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Health Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Clark, Jeffrey K.; Brey, Rebecca A.; Clark, Susan E. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Whereas many education programs expect students to use national standards in various content areas, few studies have been conducted that examine pre-service teachers' confidence in demonstrating their use of the professional teacher standards. Purpose: The purpose of this project was 2-fold: (1) To develop the Pre-service Health…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Health Education
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Ronto, Rimante; Ball, Lauren; Pendergast, Donna; Harris, Neil D. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Food literacy can encourage adolescents to develop healthy dietary patterns. This study examined home economics teachers' (HET) perspectives of the importance, curriculum, self-efficacy, and food environments regarding food literacy in secondary schools in Australia. Methods: A 20-item cross-sectional survey was completed by 205 HETs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Sy, Angela; Glanz, Karen – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: The effectiveness of school-based tobacco use prevention programs depends on proper implementation. This study examined factors associated with teachers' implementation of a smoking prevention curriculum in a cluster randomized trial called Project SPLASH (Smoking Prevention Launch Among Students in Hawaii). Methods: A process…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Health Promotion, Smoking, Self Efficacy
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Delk, Joanne; Springer, Andrew E.; Kelder, Steven H.; Grayless, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Research suggests that physical activity breaks (ABs) during class increase students' physical activity levels and provide an academic benefit. This study evaluates a 3-year intervention aimed at encouraging teacher AB use. Methods: Thirty central Texas middle schools were assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: training-only…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Middle School Teachers, Training
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Lai, Hsiang-Ru; Chou, Wei-Lun; Miao, Nae-Fang; Wu, Yu-Ping; Lee, Pi-Hsia; Jwo, Jiunn-Chern – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: A good classroom environment can promote students' learning motivation and affect their academic efficacy and adaptation. This study compares the perceptions of Taiwanese middle school students regarding actual and preferred classroom environments and explores the association with sex and grade level. Methods: Data were collected using…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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Borawski, Elaine A.; Tufts, Kimberly Adams; Trapl, Erika S.; Hayman, Laura L.; Yoder, Laura D.; Lovegreen, Loren D. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: We examined the differential impact of a well-established human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) curriculum, Be Proud! Be Responsible!, when taught by school nurses and health education classroom teachers within a high school curricula. Methods: Group-randomized intervention study of 1357 ninth and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Curriculum
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Rajan, Sonali; Roberts, Katherine J.; Guerra, Laura; Pirsch, Moira; Morrell, Ernest – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School-based health education efforts can positively affect health behaviors and learning outcomes; however, there is limited available time during the school day for separate health education classes. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and sustainability of implementing a classroom-based health education program…
Descriptors: Health Education, Middle School Students, Outcomes of Education, Self Efficacy
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Dudley, Dean A.; Cotton, Wayne G. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: School-based programs represent an ideal setting to enhance healthy eating, as most children attend school regularly and consume at least one meal and a number of snacks at school each day. However, current research reports that elementary school teachers often display low levels of nutritional knowledge, self-efficacy, and skills to…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Reinforcement, Teaching Methods
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Kaul, Teri – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness among children in the United States, with a disproportionately higher incidence among minority children. In an attempt to increase understanding of the factors that may influence self-management of chronic disease, the study examined the relationship between self-efficacy belief and asthma…
Descriptors: African American Children, Health Services, Self Efficacy, Chronic Illness
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Larsen, Andrew L.; Liao, Yue; Alberts, Janel; Huh, Jimi; Robertson, Trina; Dunton, Genevieve F. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Few nutrition interventions in kindergarten classes have been evaluated, and none has been tested for program effectiveness, implementation, and dissemination. Building a Healthy Me (BHM) is a nutrition intervention for kindergarteners that is classroom-based and includes a family component. This study evaluated the public health…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Intervention, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Frerichs, Leah; Brittin, Jeri; Intolubbe-Chmil, Loren; Trowbridge, Matthew; Sorensen, Dina; Huang, Terry T.-K. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Schools have increasing responsibility to address healthy eating, but physical barriers influence their ability to adopt and sustain recommended strategies. We took advantage of a natural experiment to investigate the role of the physical environment in shaping healthy eating attitudes and practices among school staff members. Methods:…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, School Personnel, Barriers, Environmental Influences
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