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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Fane, Jennifer; Pill, Shane; Rankin, Joss – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine how pre-service physical education (PE) teacher education students understand health education and their role as health educators. The challenges that a cohort of pre-service teachers (n = 20) majoring and minoring in PE face in engaging in a socially contextualised understanding of health are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Health Education, Teacher Role
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MacDonald, Fiona J.; Bottrell, Dorothy; Johnson, Bethany – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Student wellbeing is closely linked to young people's satisfaction with life at school. Wellbeing practices in an alternative learning environment take on a particularly significant role as they aim to re-engage young people who are disenfranchised from Australia's education system. The Wellbeing Project, which is described and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning
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Coombs, Nicole; Allen, Louise; Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn; Beauchamp, Alison; Laszcyk, Jacki; Giannis, Anita; Hopmans, Ruben; Bullock, Shane; Waller, Susan; McKenna, Lisa; Peck, Blake – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored young university students' (aged 18-24 years) health literacy, asthma experiences and help-seeking behaviours to inform the development of a web-based asthma education intervention relevant to this age group. Design: Exploratory mixed-methods design incorporateing a health literacy survey and interviews, plus the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Diseases, Literacy
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Hampson, Margaret E.; Watt, Bruce D.; Hicks, Richard E.; Bode, Andrew; Hampson, Elizabeth J. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: The expansion of user-friendly mental health services for young people is an important goal of mental health reform in Australia; however, stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions constitute major deterrents to help-seeking among young people. Objective: This paper reports on a qualitative study conducted in…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Watling, David P.; Bishara, Jason D.; Zeeman, Heidi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Adolescence is presented as a vulnerable period for accidental injury, particularly spinal cord injury, given young people's propensity for risky behaviours. School-based health promotion initiatives provide opportunities for education about the risks associated with dangerous behaviours. In this study, we aimed to describe young…
Descriptors: Safety, Beliefs, Secondary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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Scott, Joseph J.; Hansen, Vibeke; Morgan, Philip J.; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To explore young people's perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design: Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting: Study participants (n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14-15 years from three…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Qualitative Research, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, Grace; Lewis, Sophie; Reid, Megan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Increasing numbers of young people live with a chronic health condition. Much research to date has explored young people's self-management of their illness and related symptomatology. Relatively less is known about how young people manage their long-term condition in everyday social contexts. This paper reports on findings from a…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Coping, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Botfield, Jessica R.; Newman, Christy E.; Lenette, Caroline; Albury, Kath; Zwi, Anthony B. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Digital storytelling and other methods of self-expression and autobiography have become an increasingly important tool for those working with young people, including those from migrant, refugee or other 'culturally diverse' backgrounds. A structured scoping review was undertaken to better understand the potential value and challenges of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Autobiographies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wiseman, Nicola; Harris, Neil; Lee, Jessica – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: As children become increasingly exposed to health information and education, it is important to understand how these messages affect the way children speak about health and health behaviours. Children are social agents and co-constructors of their social worlds. Exploring how pre-school children speak about health and health-promoting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes, Health
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Rowling, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: The development of adolescent health literacy through school-based programmes is attracting international interest. However, there exist competing definitions, models and understandings of how these programmes should be conceptualised, implemented and evaluated. Australian Curriculum documents such as those relating to health and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Health Services, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Waling, Andrea; Roffee, James A. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using student narratives of experiences of exclusion and non-inclusion at university, this paper builds an evidence base for, and explores ways in which universities can respond to, the contemporary concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ+) undergraduate students. Design:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Undergraduate Students, Homosexuality
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Ewais, Tatjana; Banks, Cate – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Issues of health and law are closely connected in people with chronic illness but as yet there is little emphasis in current health services funding and planning on establishing formal links between these two important areas. Context: The Mater Young Adult Health Centre and Health Advocacy Legal Clinic partnership offers an example of…
Descriptors: Laws, Chronic Illness, Young Adults, Advocacy
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Skattebol, Jennifer; Newell, Maya – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Real life stories can enable audiences to empathise with the experiences of marginalised groups and communities and are extremely powerful tools in struggles for equality. High-quality documentary research can convey the life experiences of marginalised peoples in ways that are recognisable to them and which further their struggle for…
Descriptors: Empathy, Disadvantaged, Films, Homosexuality
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Bellamy, Roz – Health Education Journal, 2018
This paper evaluates the potential efficacy of using life writing to address mental health disparities and to promote health and well-being among young LGBTIQA+ persons. It examines the potential benefits of young LGBTIQA+ people engaging with life writing including memoir, autobiography, creative nonfiction, journaling and digital storytelling.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Health, Well Being, Homosexuality
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