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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Chomentowski, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: Basic activity programmes are offered in numerous universities, with the primary objective of increasing involvement in different physical activities while instilling the value of lifetime fitness. Although these programmes have been shown to be beneficial, there is a lack of research focused on their effectiveness of improving…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, College Students, Health Promotion
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Guelfi, Kym J.; Ong, Ming Jing; Peeling, Peter – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To examine whether the completion of a course of study relating to preventive health and lifestyle risk factors was associated with alterations in health behaviours. Design: Within-group intervention, repeated-measures design. Setting: Health behaviours of university students studying a course focused on health and well-being. Method:…
Descriptors: Health Education, Course Content, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits
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Langdon, Jody; Johnson, Chad; Melton, Bridget – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To identify the influence of parental autonomy support, basic need satisfaction and motivation on emerging adults' physical activity level and exercise behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: This study convenience-sampled approximately 435 college students identified as emerging adults--aged 18-25 years, who did not have a…
Descriptors: Exercise, Young Adults, Performance Factors, Health Behavior
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Rote, Aubrianne E – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This study took the form of an intervention examining change in physical activity and quality of experience among students in an introductory health course who were asked to wear a Fitbit activity monitor throughout the semester. Method: College students (N = 56) took part in this controlled trial. Students enrolled in an introductory…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Health Education, Measurement Equipment, College Students
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Albu, Mihai; Atack, Lynda; Srivastava, Ishaan – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Motivating clients to change the health behaviour, and maintaining an interest in exercise programmes, is an ongoing challenge for health educators. With new developments in technology, simulation and gaming are increasingly being considered as ways to motivate users, support learning and promote positive health behaviours. The purpose…
Descriptors: Health Education, Simulation, Usability, Health Behavior
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Spangler, John; Song, Eunyoung; Pockey, Jessica; Sutfin, Erin L.; Reboussin, Beth A.; Wagoner, Kimberly; Wolfson, Mark – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Smokeless tobacco (SLT) use is associated with specific adverse health effects. Knowledge of student tobacco use, including SLT, may guide inquiry into other risky health behaviors, and provide opportunities for health education of students. Design: An incentivized email invitation to complete a web-based survey was sent to students at…
Descriptors: Correlation, Health Behavior, Online Surveys, Student Characteristics
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McDaniel, Tyler; Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: A physical activity passport (PAP) was developed to increase student's physical activity through the collaboration of student life and academics. The purpose was to measure the effectiveness of the PAP. Design: The research design used was a quantitative, descriptive, quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Brannagan, Kim – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objectives: The focus of this study was to examine the relationship among precursors to physical activity, including exercise self-efficacy, perceived exertion, stress, and demographic factors, among college students. Design: This study employed an associational design. Setting: The study population was college freshmen in southeast Louisiana who…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Natural Disasters, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Magoc, Dejan; Tomaka, Joe; Thompson, Sharon – Health Education Journal, 2010
Background: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death and conveys risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Overweight and obesity are common among college students, with surveys showing 35 per cent of college students to be overweight. Unhealthy diets and low physical activity are the major causes. Objective: To examine…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Physical Activities, Questionnaires
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Rouse, Peter C.; Biddle, Stuart J. H. – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: We used ecological momentary assessment to understand the physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns of university students. Study design: Cross sectional, opportunistic sample from a university in the English midlands. Methods: Ecological momentary assessment diaries were completed every 15 minutes across two days. The sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Physical Activity Level, Student Behavior
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Vossen, Deborah P.; McArel, Heather; Vossen, Jeffery F.; Thompson, Angela M. – Health Education Journal, 2004
Objective: The common cold, known as upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), is the world's most prevalent illness. The purpose of this study was to determine if physical activity is linked to the incidence and/or duration of the common cold. Method: Undergraduate university students (n=200) were asked to complete two questionnaires. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Incidence, Physical Activity Level, Health