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Kerner, Charlotte; Kirk, David; De Meester, An; Haerens, Leen – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study explored whether pupils' state body satisfaction during physical education related to the degree to which they indicated that physical education stimulated them to engage in sports activities outside of school. It also investigated whether pupils' self-determined motivation mediated this relationship, such that pupils with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Human Body, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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McHugh, Camilla A.; Anderson, Lindsey; Lloyd, Jenny; Logan, Stuart; Wyatt, Katrina – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This paper uses a qualitative approach to explore the factors that influence diet and physical activity choices of 11-13-year-olds with a particular focus on the impact of the school environment. Design: Qualitative focus groups. Setting: Three purposively sampled secondary schools in Devon, UK. Method: A total of 53 students, aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dietetics, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Klemera, Ellen; Magnusson, Josefine; Spencer, Neil H.; Brooks, Fiona M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: The broad nature of young people's development is internationally acknowledged, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social elements. In England, schools have a legal obligation to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. It has been suggested that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE)…
Descriptors: Social Development, Moral Development, Correlation, Spiritual Development
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Wilder, Rachel – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To assess what kinds of knowledge policymakers in a sample of English primary schools utilised to make decisions about their school's sex and relationships education policy. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with policymakers at three primary schools in the southwest of England, and documentary analysis of the schools'…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary School Students, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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McClelland, Gabrielle T.; Fitzgerald, Martin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The aim of this study was to establish the utility of a bespoke mobile app for mental health service users and clinicians. Design: Qualitative design using four focus groups. Methods: Work was conducted in three stages. The first stage involved a focus group with mental health service users and eight clinicians from a mental health…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Allied Health Personnel, Mental Health
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Hackshaw-McGeagh, Lucy; Jamie, Kimberly; Beynon, Rhona; O'Neill, Roisin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Evidence suggests that younger mothers engage in poorer health behaviours, resulting in increased cancer risk. We aimed to better understand the health behaviours of younger mothers and the factors that influence their lifestyle choices, in order to improve cancer prevention within this population. Methods: A multiple focus group,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Young Adults, Mothers
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Robinson, Sally; Brownett, Tristi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This article describes a university course that aimed to create public health champions and its evaluation. The course attracted 92 participants, over three cohorts. Participants included healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, a belly dancer, housing officers, community workers and those who worked in public health policy.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, College Students
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Kime, Nicky Helen; McKenna, Jim; Griffiths, Claire; Rivett, Martin; Gately, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthy weight services in one local authority in England, where obesity levels have been above the national average since 2006. Design: We conducted process and outcome evaluation using a qualitative methodology. Data were generated in focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Health, Empowerment
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Warwick-Booth, Louise; Cross, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Disadvantaged young women in England have been documented as having unmet needs. This has resulted in the growth of gender-specific intensive intervention programmes in which a more holistic women-centred service approach is implemented. Gender matters because structural inequalities (bias and disadvantaging societal conditions) that…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Intervention, Disadvantaged
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Bonell, Christopher; Shackleton, Nichola; Fletcher, Adam; Jamal, Farah; Allen, Elizabeth; Mathiot, Anne; Markham, Wolfgang; Aveyard, Paul; Viner, Russell – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: It has been suggested that students are healthier in schools where more students are committed to school. Previous research has examined this only using a proxy measure of value-added education (a measure of whether school-level attendance and attainment are higher than predicted by students' social profile), finding associations with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Smoking, Drinking
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Owens, Christabel; Charles, Nigel – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objectives: Significant others can play a key role in suicide prevention, but little attention has been given to the resources they may need in order to do so effectively. Based on previous qualitative research and working in partnership with suicide prevention charities, we developed a simple educational leaflet to help family members and friends…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Family Role, Peer Influence
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Woodall, James; Kinsella, Karina – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: The health of the prison population is of increasing concern, given the disproportionate rates of ill health in this population. Moreover, the challenges faced by prisoners' families and their children are also becoming more apparent, with prisoners' children being more likely than other children to experience mental and emotional…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family (Sociological Unit), Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Watson, Michael Craig; Mulvaney, Caroline; Timblin, Clare; Stewart, Jane; Coupland, Carol A.; Deave, Toity; Hayes, Mike; Kendrick, Denise – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To ascertain the activities undertaken by children's centres to prevent unintentional injuries in the under-fives and, in particular, the prevention of falls, poisoning and scalds. Design: A questionnaire was posted to managers of 851 children's centres, using stratified cluster sampling. The questionnaire included questions on injury…
Descriptors: Injuries, Prevention, Questionnaires, Barriers
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García-Moya, Irene; Brooks, Fiona; Morgan, Antony; Moreno, Carmen – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objectives: Teacher connectedness is an important factor for young people's well-being. The aim of this paper was to examine teacher connectedness in detail and its potential association with emotional wellbeing. More specifically, we set out to analyse whether teacher connectedness acted as a universal asset for boys and girls of different ages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being, Adolescents
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Griffin, Tania L; Clarke, Joanne L; Lancashire, Emma R; Pallan, Miranda J; Passmore, Sandra; Adab, Peymane – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: There has been a wealth of childhood obesity prevention studies in school-based settings. However, few have investigated the experiences of school staff charged with delivery of such programmes. This study aimed to elicit teachers' experiences of delivering a childhood obesity prevention programme for children aged 6-7 years. Design:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Prevention, Elementary School Teachers
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