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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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Yamashita, Takashi; Bardo, Anthony R.; Liu, Darren; Yoo, Ji Won – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study examined the mediating effects of lifelong learning on the association between self-rated health and educational attainment among a nationally representative sample of US residents aged 50 years and older. Setting: Socioeconomic disparities in health are a major public health concern in economically developed nations where…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Influences
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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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Metos, Julie; Gren, Lisa; Brusseau, Timothy; Moric, Endi; O'Toole, Karen; Mokhtari, Tahereh; Buys, Saundra; Frost, Caren – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to understand adolescent girls' experiences using practical diet and physical activity measurement tools and to explore the food and physical activity settings that influence their lifestyle habits. Design: Mixed methods study using quantitative and qualitative methods. Setting: Large city in the western…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Nutrition, Physical Activities
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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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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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Saucedo-Molina, Teresita de Jesús; Villarreal Castillo, Martín; Oliva Macías, Luz Alejandra; Unikel Santoncini, Claudia; Guzmán Saldaña, Rebeca María Elena – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a universal prevention programme for disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and sedentary lifestyle among Mexican young people. Design: Non-experimental single group field study with repeated measures (pre-test, post-test and at 6-month follow-up). Setting: Public high school in Hidalgo, Mexico. Methods: In all,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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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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Grey, Elisabeth B; Gillison, Fiona B; Thompson, Dylan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Generating interest in health interventions is an important first step towards engagement with health promotion and effecting behaviour change. This study explored whether framing health information about physical activity and diet from an evolutionary mismatch perspective could help to generate interest in health promotion among…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Information Sources, Health Behavior, Behavior Change
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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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Vanderloo, Leigh M.; Tucker, Patricia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To compare physical activity and sedentary time among young children whose schools adhere to traditional (i.e. three outdoor playtimes = 70 minutes) versus balanced day (i.e. two outdoor playtimes = ~55 minutes) schedules in Ontario full-day kindergarten classrooms. Design: The project was part of a larger, 2-year cross-sectional study.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Young Children, Kindergarten
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Garnett, Bernice R.; Becker, Kelly; Vierling, Danielle; Gleason, Cara; DiCenzo, Danielle; Mongeon, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Less than half of young people in the USA are meeting the daily physical activity requirements of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity. A mixed-methods pilot feasibility assessment of "Move it Move it!" was conducted in the Spring of 2014 to assess the impact of a before-school physical activity…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Incentives, Physical Activity Level
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Al-Bannay, Hana R.; Jarus, Tal; Jongbloed, Lyn; Dean, Elizabeth – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Women living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including in the Eastern Province have a high prevalence of lifestyle-related conditions for which targeted health education strategies are needed. This study's objective was to explore their self-reported health status and the congruence of their lifestyle-related health beliefs and practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Style, Health Related Fitness, Beliefs
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Drummond, Murray; Elliott, Sam; Drummond, Claire; Lewis, Felicity – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Men's health has been subjected to diverse approaches to research over the past two decades. Much of the literature has focused on specific medical and health issues. Other contributions have focused more broadly on masculinities and its relationship to health. It is arguable that there has not been a lot of attention paid to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Dietetics, 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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