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McKernan, Christine; Gleddie, Douglas; Storey, Kate – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: The school and home environments play a significant role in shaping the health behaviours of children. Understanding students' home environments is essential for teachers to recognise and meet their students' needs, while collaborative partnerships between the school and home have been shown to result in academic success and improved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Photography, Social Action
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Chou, Li-Na; Shen, I. Chin; Chu, Tusi-Ping; Chen, Min-Li – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: Schools should design holistic sex education programmes to improve sex knowledge and enhance positive sexual attitudes among adolescents. A school-based social marketing sex education programme named "Starting from love -- Go! Go! Go!" was designed. This study determined the effectiveness of the intervention to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Sex Education, Adolescents
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Sjöblom, Margareta; Jacobsson, Lars; Öhrling, Kerstin; Kostenius, Catrine – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: The purpose of this study was to gain more knowledge about the phenomenon of the inner child in relation to health and well-being as reflected in play experienced by schoolchildren. Design/method: Participants were 20 schoolchildren recruited from a primary school in a medium-size city in central Sweden. The children who agreed to…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Health Education, Well Being
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Chrisman, Matthew; Patel, Sarah; Alonzo, Rachel – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: "MyPlate," a tool for communicating the federal nutrition guidelines in the USA, may contribute to healthy diets and behaviours, yet whether and how it is used by teachers and school principals is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine (1) the prevalence of using nutrition lessons and MyPlate guidelines by K-12…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Health Behavior
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Dadaczynski, Kevin; Paulus, Peter; Horstmann, David – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: This study aimed to investigate individual and work-related resources (decision latitude, self-efficacy and work-related sense of coherence) and their relationship to health and work outcomes (general health, cognitive and emotional irritation, and work satisfaction) among German school principals. Method: In 2016, all teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Work Environment, Job Satisfaction
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Truman, Emily; Elliott, Charlene – Health Education Journal, 2020
Background: Media literacy skills are needed to navigate high levels of food marketing promoting the consumption of unhealthy foods. Health-promoting media literacy education encourages children to use analytical skills to critically examine media messages in order to make informed health choices. Objective: To evaluate the influence of media…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Food, Marketing, Eating Habits
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Bonoti, Fotini; Christidou, Vasilia; Spyrou, Georgia Maria – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The study aimed to investigate whether children use specific types of graphic cues (facial, postural, contextual) in their drawings of healthy and ill persons and whether these cues differ as a function of age. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: A public primary school in a medium-sized city in Greece. Method: A total of 200…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Cues, Health
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Tercedor, Pablo; Segura-Jiménez, Víctor; Ávila García, Manuel; Huertas-Delgado, Francisco Javier – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The goals of this study were to (1) describe physical activity levels during school recess in 8-year-old children, (2) analyse the percentage of children who achieved physical activity recommendation at recess, and (3) examine if recess physical activity levels varied by gender, weight status, and parental educational level. Methods: In…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Recess Breaks, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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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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Kulik, Noel; Thomas, Erica M.; Fahlman, Mariane M.; Garn, Alex C.; Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Existing research shows that sociodemographic factors are associated with dietary patterns among adolescents; however, little is known about when these relationships begin in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between dietary self-efficacy (SE) and dietary intake among children over time and by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Eating Habits, Race, Ethnicity
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Nagler, Eve M.; Lobo, Priya – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Low socioeconomic status young people in low- and middle-income countries use tobacco at higher rates than their wealthier peers. School-based tobacco use prevention interventions that employ a life skills approach are effective at preventing tobacco use. In India, the Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) has implemented a multiyear,…
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Promotion, Daily Living Skills, Intervention
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Johnston, Bryan; El-Arabi, Ahmad; Tuomela, Krista; Nelson, David – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children in the USA face increasing nutrition-related health risks, including obesity rates of 16.9% -- a figure that has more than tripled over the past four decades. Nutrition education is beneficial to improve children's health through obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy habits, and the elementary school years are a key…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Hivner, Elizabeth A.; Hoke, Alicia M.; Francis, Erica B.; Lehman, Erik B.; Hwang, Grace W.; Kraschnewski, Jennifer L. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To evaluate the impact of three types of social cognitive theory (SCT)-based elementary school classroom physical activity (PA) training on teachers' implementation rates, attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. Design: Key stakeholder focus groups informed development of phase II which took the form of a randomised controlled trial of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy
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Agnew, Shire; Gunn, Alexandra C. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Understandings of menstruation, including those within teaching, continue to draw on dominant discourses that construct menstruation as shameful and secret. This study trialled a new pedagogical approach to menstruation education that offered opportunities to engage with and mobilise alternative discourses. Design: Teachers of students…
Descriptors: Females, Physiology, Social Attitudes, Preadolescents
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MacFarlane, Kendra; Wharf Higgins, Joan; Naylor, Patti-Jean – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored factors affecting the implementation of good-quality physical activity provision in after-school childcare delivered in a Canadian jurisdiction without specific policy, standards or active interventions aimed at increasing physical activity underway. Design: Case study design theoretically guided by the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Child Care, After School Programs, Qualitative Research
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