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Åvitsland, Andreas; Ohna, Stein Erik; Dyrstad, Sindre Mikal; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Lerum, Øystein; Leibinger, Eva – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper evaluates the implementation of a school-based physical activity intervention and discusses how the intervention outcomes can be influenced by the implementation. Design/methodology/approach: In four of the nine lower secondary schools in which the intervention was conducted, the authors examined implementation fidelity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Physical Activities, Intervention
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Chawak, Shweta; Chittem, Mahati; S., Aswini; Varghese, Daigy; Epton, Tracy – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand the association between health behaviours of diet, physical activity, smoking cigarettes, alcohol consumption, safe sex and sleep quality with demographic (e.g. age, gender) and psychological (i.e. stress, self-esteem and sense of coherence) factors in Indian residential college students.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Health Behavior, Indians, College Students
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Lu, Yu; Shin, Youngju; Le, Vi D.; Temple, Jeff R.; Pettigrew, Jonathan – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: Despite being a significant public health problem, teen dating violence and related risk behaviors are yet to be examined in Nicaragua. This study aims to examine the prevalence of in-person dating violence and cyber dating abuse and to test the associations between teen dating violence and substance use (i.e. alcohol, cigarette,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Incidence
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Raza, Syed Ali; Qazi, Wasim; Umer, Bushra; Khan, Komal Akram – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: Social media experience a rapid rise in recent years and steep into almost every aspect of people's lives by altering their lifestyles and creating an impact on their wellbeing. The purpose of the present study is to examine the influence of SNSs on life satisfaction among university students by first exploring what are the key…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, College Students, Influence of Technology, Student Motivation
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Baloch, Fozia Ahmed; Jogezai, Nazir Ahmed; Mohamad Ismail, Shaik Abul Malik – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed at exploring food related cultural norms that influence rural mothers' food selection for their primary school aged children (aged 4-7 years). Design/methodology/approach: This is a qualitative study conducted in northern parts of Balochistan province of Pakistan. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) was applied as the…
Descriptors: Food, Rural Areas, Mothers, Child Health
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Chukwuocha, Uchechukwu M.; Iwuoha, Greg N.; Ogara, Chisom M.; Dozie, Ikechukwu N. S. – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed the effectiveness of malaria classroom corner (MCC), school-based intervention in the promotion of basic malaria awareness and common control practices among children of primary school age. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental design was employed, involving 206 children of primary 5 and 6 classes from two…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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McAndrew, Ryan; Drennan, Judy; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Collective motives for alcohol consumption represent a nascent field, with individual-level attributes, peer pressure and broad-level environmental elements being at the forefront of research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of friendships in the context of alcohol consumption and determine what group-level motives exist…
Descriptors: Drinking, Role, Friendship, Young Adults
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Young people drinking to extreme drunkenness is a source of concern for policy makers and health promoters. There are a variety of community groups who appear to respond to the alcohol-related problems. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the working practices and relationships among local community groups as part of the…
Descriptors: Risk, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior
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Ashford, Robert David; Brown, Austin; Curtis, Brenda – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Public perception has been found to be influenced by the words used to describe those with behavioral health disorders, such that using terms like "substance abuser" can lead to higher levels of stigma. The purpose of this paper is to identify additional stigmatizing and empowering terms that are commonly used by different…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Substance Abuse, Health Behavior, Behavior Disorders
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Browne, Cherylea J. – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Introductory anatomy and physiology provide a core knowledge base to students within clinical health science courses. Increased student numbers, as well as reduced access to laboratory-based cadaveric resources, have created a need for enhanced learning approaches to support learning. The streamlining of courses has also resulted in the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Educational Resources
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Stjernqvist, Nanna Wurr; Bonde, Ane Høstgaard; Trolle, Ellen; Sabinsky, Marianne; Maindal, Helle Terkildsen – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Whole-school approaches emphasising pupil participation are recognised as being conducive for building social capital, yet how participatory health educational processes relate to different types of social capital remains unclear. The purpose of this paper is to explore which mechanisms within a participatory health educational process…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Health Education, Group Activities, Individual Power
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Laing, Karen; McWhirter, Jennifer; Templeton, Lorna; Hannah-Russell, Claire – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation of an intervention (Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT+)) aiming to address the effects of parental substance misuse (PSM) in school settings. The paper considers the evidence of effectiveness, and goes on to explore how schools were involved with the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Parents, Family Programs, Intervention
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Wongtongkam, Nualnong – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Emotional distress, which includes stress, anxiety and depression, is considered a substantial mental health problem among university students because of its effects on academic achievement and well-being. The purpose of this paper is to examine levels of emotional distress, self-esteem, social support and coping methods and predicted…
Descriptors: Coping, Emotional Disturbances, Social Support Groups, Academic Achievement
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Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Hansen, William B.; O'Sullivan, Rita G.; Hallfors, Denise; Steckler, Allan B.; Ridenour, Ty A. – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs use typically increases in prevalence and frequency during middle and late adolescence. School health instruction often focusses on providing facts and rarely provides tools for addressing the psychosocial risk factors needed to prevent substance use. The purpose of this paper is to report about…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Incidence, Prevention
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Somers, Cheryl; Avendt, Emily; Sepsey, Amber – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the content and approach of parent-adolescent communication about sexuality were associated with three adolescent sexuality variables (sexual attitudes, combination of all behaviors and advanced behaviors). Design/methodology/approach: Survey research with adolescents was conducted in classrooms…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Correlation, High School Students
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