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Ryan, Travis A.; Scior, Katrina – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: People with intellectual disabilities experience serious health inequalities (e.g. they die younger than people without intellectual disabilities). Medical students' attitudes towards health care for this population warrant empirical attention because, as tomorrow's doctors, they will affect the health inequalities that people with…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Health Services
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van Lieshout, Emile; Dawson, Vaille – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Modern biotechnology has a large and rapidly increasing impact on society. New advances in genetics, stem cells and other areas hold great potential for human health but also presenting socioscientific issues that commonly divide public opinion. While knowledge is necessary to develop informed opinions about biotechnology, they may also be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Biotechnology, High School Students
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Arnold, Julia C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Health education is to foster health literacy, informed decision-making and to promote health behaviour. To date, there are several models that seek to explain health behaviour (e.g. the Theory of Planned Behaviour or the Health Belief Model). These models include motivational factors (expectancies and values) that play a role in decision-making…
Descriptors: Health Education, Science Education, Health Behavior, Decision Making Skills
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Olaide, Nasir Taofiq; Juliet, Akinboye Adeyinka; Michael, Adeoye Aderemi; Olatunji, Aikomo Olayinka – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
The study examined the contributions of drama as a means of disseminating information such as age, gender and educational level that are germane to patients' attitude to health and illness. The subjects were ninety five patients of General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State. They responded to the Patient-Medical Personnel Drama Scale (PMPDS) and the…
Descriptors: Drama, Information Dissemination, Health Education, Individual Characteristics
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Yager, Zali; Gray, Tonia; Curry, Christina; McLean, Siân A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers are in a unique position to act as role models to their students. Purpose: To explore the expectations, beliefs and attitudes towards role modelling of health behaviours by pre-service teachers who were specialising in HPE, and those who were not. Study design: Cross-sectional, Survey…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Doyle, Louise; de Vries, Jan; Higgins, Agnes; Keogh, Brian; McBennett, Padraig; O'Shea, Marié T. – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: This study evaluated the impact of a one-day mental health Wellness Workshop on participants' mental health and attitudes towards mental health. Design: Convergent, longitudinal mixed-methods approach. Setting: The study evaluated Wellness Workshops which took place throughout the Republic of Ireland. Method: Questionnaires measuring…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mental Health, Health Education, Workshops
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Bendíková, Elena; Dobay, Beáta – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
The study explains the importance and the role of physical and sport education in development of a positive attitude toward physical activity and health in adulthood. The empirical study was aimed at finding the factor that contributed to the transfer of respondents' physical activity into their adulthood with regard to their health status. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Physical Activities, Health Behavior
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Bigsby, Elisabeth; Seitz, Holli H.; Halpern, Scott D.; Volpp, Kevin; Cappella, Joseph N. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
A growing body of evidence suggests that financial incentives can influence health behavior change, but research on the public acceptability of these programs and factors that predict public support have been limited. A representative sample of U.S. adults (N = 526) were randomly assigned to receive an incentive program description in which the…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Incentives, Program Descriptions
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Hyland, Philip; Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Shevlin, Mark; Maguire, Rebecca; Morley, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This study investigates the construct validity, composite reliability and concurrent validity of the "Inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services" (IASMHS). A large sample of Irish police officers (N = 331) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of the scale, while…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Help Seeking, Mental Health, Health Services
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Hudak, Nicole C.; Carmack, Heather J.; Smith, Ethan D. – Journal of International Students, 2018
The present study surveyed international and domestic U.S. students about their perceptions of university health care providers' cultural competence, their own attitudes toward university health center providers, and overall satisfaction with university health center providers. Results demonstrated generally positive attitudes and satisfaction,…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, School Health Services
Konzelman, Lois – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Historically, nurses have lacked recognition for the work they do, especially in the area of mental health. There is a shortage of qualified mental health nurses to meet the demand for services. Many rural areas in the United States have few or no mental health services to offer communities. Encouraging positive attitudes toward mental health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Student Attitudes, Mental Disorders
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Bjorgen, Kathrine – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Relations between socio-economic differences and health have previously been well documented, but women's education level and relative attitudes towards children's health development has been seldom found in studies. This paper examines the relation between women's education level and their attitudes in understanding kindergarten children's health…
Descriptors: Employees, Health Promotion, Mothers, Preschool Children
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Chen, Huan; Akpanudo, Usenime; Hasler, Erin – Journal of International Students, 2020
This study explored how Chinese international students view seeking mental health services. One hundred and ten Chinese international students responded to the Attitude Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale--Short Form (ATSPPH-SF) and a demographic questionnaire. Results of our data analysis revealed no significant main effects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Help Seeking, Mental Health
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Chapman, Hazel M.; Lovell, Andrew; Bramwell, Ros – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Health consultations are an interpersonal activity that influence health outcomes and attitudes towards self and health professionals for people with learning disabilities. Annual health checks have been introduced to improve health inequalities for people with learning disabilities. Method: A narrative literature review of health care…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Health Services, Health Needs, Outcome Measures
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Glazzard, Jonathan; Szreter, Ben – Support for Learning, 2020
This research is an evaluation of a six-week mental health literacy programme, referred to as the Cambridge United Community Trust's 'Mind Your Head' programme, which was delivered by sports professionals to secondary school students (11-16) in Cambridge, England, during 2017-18. A Mental Health Literacy Scale was used to measure students'…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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