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Littlecott, Hannah J.; Long, Sara; Hawkins, Jemma; Murphy, Simon; Hewitt, Gillian; Eccles, Gemma; Fletcher, Adam; Moore, Graham F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Implementing health improvement is often perceived as diverting resource away from schools' core business, reflecting an assumption of a "zero-sum game" between health and education. There is some evidence that health behaviors may affect young people's educational outcomes. However, associations between implementation of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Educational Attainment, School Health Services
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Hawkins, Jemma L.; Bravo, Paulina; Gobat, Nina; Rollnick, Stephen; Jerzembek, Gabrielle; Whitehead, Sarah; Chanon, Sue; Kelson, Mark; Adams, Orla; Murphy, Simon – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the light of the shortcomings of curriculum-based health promotion in secondary schools, group motivational interviewing provides a potential alternative approach. This two-phase study set out to establish the key components, feasibility and acceptability of a group motivational interviewing intervention, focused on alcohol…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Interviews, Motivation Techniques
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Rothwell, Heather; Shepherd, Michael; Murphy, Simon; Burgess, Stephen; Townsend, Nick; Pimm, Claire – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the implementation of the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) at national, local and school levels, using a systems approach drawing on the Ottawa Charter. Design/methodology/approach: The approach takes the form of a single-case study using data from a documentary analysis, interviews…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Models, Systems Approach, Workshops