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Noonan, Robert J.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study investigated relative associations between physical activity and selected predisposing, reinforcing and enabling factors among 9- to 10-year-old children from socially disadvantaged communities and examined the extent to which these associations varied by sex. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: Ten public primary…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Hayball, Felicity Z.L.; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau – Health Education Journal, 2018
Aims and objectives: The importance of childhood physical activity is widely recognised. Helping children to articulate their opinions is a crucial factor in improving their health and well-being, yet the field is predominantly focused on adult-led quantitative methods and lacks deeper understanding from a child perspective. Methods: This paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Health Behavior
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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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Gutuskey, Lila; McCaughtry, Nate; Shen, Bo; Centeio, Erin; Garn, Alex – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: In the USA there are rising rates of obesity among children, at least in part due to unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. Implementing school-based health interventions with elementary school children focused on youth empowerment could lead to improved health environments and behaviours. The purpose of the present study was to…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Qualitative Research
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Beck, Jimikaye; De Witt, Peter; McNally, Janise; Siegfried, Scott; Hill, James O; Stroebele-Benschop, Nanette – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Childhood obesity represents a significant public health problem. This study examined physical activity and nutrition behaviours and attitudes of 9-11-year-olds, and factors influencing these behaviours. Design: Study participants recorded pedometer steps for 7 days and completed physical activity enjoyment, food attitudes and food…
Descriptors: Obesity, Eating Habits, Physical Activities, Public Health
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Paek, Hye-Jin; Jung, Yumi; Oh, Hyun Jung; Alaimo, Katherine; Pfeiffer, Karin; Carlson, Joseph J.; Wen, Yalu; Betz, Heather Hayes; Orth, Julie – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To evaluate the short-term outcome of the social marketing approach used in Project FIT, we developed a school- and community-based programme for promoting healthful eating and physical activity in kindergarten to 5th-grade children and their parents. Design: A 2-year quasi-experiment for children and two cross-sectional surveys for…
Descriptors: Marketing, Social Influences, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Singletary, Joanne H.; Bartle, Craig L.; Svirydzenka, Nadzeya; Suter-Giorgini, Nicola M.; Cashmore, Annette M.; Dogra, Nisha – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objectives: Increased recognition of the need for health education in schools has seen advances in health literacy in recent years. Most of these have focussed on physical health, whereas education about mental health is generally lacking and focussed on tackling stigma rather than promoting good mental health. This study evaluated a pilot…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Physical Health, Well Being, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Taymoori, Parvaneh; Berry, Tanya R.; Lubans, David R. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine changes in physical activity behavior, psychological factors and interpersonal influences associated with exercise behavior during the transition from secondary school to high school in Sanandaj, Iran. Design: Data were collected from students in 2006 (N = 1,073), of whom 844…
Descriptors: Evidence, Self Efficacy, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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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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Burrows, Lisette; Wright, Jan; McCormack, Jaleh – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To investigate New Zealand children's understandings of "health". Design: Secondary analysis of student responses to a task called "Being Healthy" in New Zealand's National Education Monitoring Project. Setting: Year 4 (8-9 year-old) and Year 8 (12-13 year-old) students who took part in New Zealand's National…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level
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Gosling, Rachael; Stanistreet, Debbi; Swami, Viren – Health Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To explore the perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating among children from two north west of England primary schools, with the ultimate aim of improving healthy lifestyle choices. Design: A qualitative study in which each child participated in two focus groups. Setting: Two primary schools in a deprived ward of Warrington,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries