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Evans, Melissa; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen Walker; Foxcroft, David; Waghorne, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The consequences of problematic alcohol consumption fall heavily on Australian adolescents, with this population at increased risk of death, serious injury and other harm. Research regarding whether gender, socioeconomic status (SES) or locality play a role in young people's alcohol consumption and related harm is limited in Australia.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Kumar, Janavi; Adhikari, Koushik; Li, Yijing; Lindshield, Erika; Muturi, Nancy; Kidd, Tandalayo – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to enable community members to discuss their perceptions of eating habits and physical activity in relation to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, and reveal facilitators and barriers to healthy eating behavior and physical activity engagement. Design/methodology/approach: Nine focus groups, which included six…
Descriptors: Barriers, Motivation, Attitudes, Eating Habits
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Kostenius, Catrine; Bergmark, Ulrika – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Swedish children's positive experiences of health and well-being, and their thoughts on how health literacy can be promoted. Design/methodology/approach: Totally, 121 schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 14 from three schools in two municipalities in the northern part of Sweden shared their…
Descriptors: Health Education, Well Being, Knowledge Level, Preadolescents
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Nielsen, Line; Meilstrup, Charlotte; Nelausen, Malene Kubstrup; Koushede, Vibeke; Holstein, Bjørn Evald – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Within the framework of Health Promoting Schools "Up" is an intervention using a whole school approach aimed at promoting mental health by strengthening social and emotional competence among schoolchildren. Social and emotional competence is an integral part of many school-based mental health interventions but only a minority of…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Competence, Health Promotion
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Gronhoj, Alice; Bech-Larsen, Tino; Chan, Kara; Tsang, Lennon – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to apply the theory of planned behavior to predict Danish adolescents' behavioral intention for healthy eating. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster sample survey of 410 students aged 11 to 16 years studying in Grade 6 to Grade 10 was conducted in Denmark. Findings: Perceived behavioral control followed by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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Chan, Kara; Prendergast, Gerard; Gronhoj, Alice; Bech-Larsen, Tino – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Chinese adolescents' perceptions of healthy eating, their perceptions of various socializing agents shaping their eating habits, and their opinions about various regulatory measures which might be imposed to encourage healthy eating. Design/methodology/approach: Four focus group interview sessions…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Carlson, Cindy; Peckham, Stephen – Health Education, 2004
Adolescent health service provision is an area of growing concern in the UK, where a number of studies have indicated that young people in their teenage years find accessing formal health services difficult. The Bodyzone Project in Oxfordshire is an innovative programme aimed at bringing health services into schools to ensure greater…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Health Promotion, Child Health, Foreign Countries