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De Rooij, Ilona; Gravesteijn, Carolien – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The focus of scientific research on the parental well-being has been mainly placed on parents of pre-school children. However, recent findings indicated that parents of pre-school children show lower levels of depression and higher levels of self-efficacy and self-esteem, compared to parents of older children. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Structural Equation Models, Well Being
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Pucher, Katharina K.; Candel, Math J. J. M.; Boot, Nicole M. W. M.; de Vries, Nanne K. – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The Diagnosis of Sustainable Collaboration (DISC) model (Leurs et al., 2008) specifies five factors (i.e. project management, change management, context, external factors, and stakeholders' support) which predict whether collaboration becomes strong and stable. The purpose of this paper is to study the dynamics of these factors in a study…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Comprehensive School Health Education, Sustainability, Educational Cooperation
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Elfrink, Teuntje R.; Goldberg, Jochem M.; Schreurs, Karlein M. G.; Bohlmeijer, Ernst T.; Clarke, Aleisha M. – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a process and impact evaluation of the Positief Educatief Programma (Positive Education Programme (PEP)), a whole school approach to supporting children's well-being and creating a positive school climate in primary schools in the Netherlands. PEP adopts a competence skill enhancement approach…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Educational Environment
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Fekkes, M.; van de Sande, M. C. E.; Gravesteijn, J. C.; Pannebakker, F. D.; Buijs, G. J.; Diekstra, R. F. W.; Kocken, P. L. – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effects of the Dutch "Skills for Life" programme on students' health behaviours, bullying behaviour and suicidal ideation. Design/methodology/approach: The effectiveness of the "Skills for Life" programme on health behaviour outcomes was evaluated at three points in time in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Health Behavior, Bullying
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Pucher, K. K.; Candel, M. J. J. M.; Boot, N. M. W. M.; van Raak, A. J. A.; de Vries, N. K. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Intersectoral collaboration is often a prerequisite for effective interventions in public health. The purpose of this paper is to assess the facilitating and hindering conditions regarding intersectoral collaboration between health authorities, public health services (PHSs), public services stakeholders (PPSs) and the education sector in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Promotion, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Boot, N. M. W. M.; de Vries, N. K. – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This case study aimed to examine the factors influencing the implementation of health promotion (HP) policies and programs in secondary schools and the consequences for professional assistance. Design/methodology/approach: Group interviews were held in two schools that represented the best and worst case of implementation of a health…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Health Promotion, Case Studies, Influences
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Havas, Jano; de Nooijer, Jascha; Crutzen, Rik; Feron, Frans – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the needs and views of adolescents regarding the development of online support for mental health problems. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured qualitative focus group interviews were conducted with ten groups of Dutch adolescents (n=106), aged 12-19 years, from four urban secondary schools…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Boot, Nicole; van Assema, Patricia; Hesdahl, Bert; de Vries, Nanne – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of a school health promotion (SHP) advisor in the implementation of the six steps of the Dutch "Schoolbeat" approach, aimed at establishing health promotion policies and activities in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 80 school board members, and 18…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Program Implementation
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Ridder, Monica A. M.; Heuvelmans, Maartje A.; Visscher, Tommy L. S.; Seidell, Jacob C.; Renders, Carry M. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate perceptions of second grade lower vocational students concerning benefits, barriers and strategies of healthy eating and physical activity. Design/methodology/approach: Focus group discussions are conducted with 37 adolescents, from three schools in The Netherlands. A semi-structured…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Focus Groups, Adolescents, Peer Groups
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Brouwer, W.; Oenema, A.; Crutzen, R.; de Nooijer, J.; de Vries, N. K.; Brug, J. – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore adults' cognitive deliberations in deciding to visit an internet intervention, to extend the visit to use and process the intervention's content, and to revisit the intervention. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was conducted consisting of five focus group interviews (n = 29, 25-69…
Descriptors: Intervention, Focus Groups, Health Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Crutzen, Rik; de Nooijer, Jascha; Brouwer, Wendy; Oenema, Anke; Brug, Johannes; de Vries, Nanne K. – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain first insight into factors which might be associated with exposure to internet-delivered interventions. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with five groups of Dutch adolescents (n = 54), aged 12-17 years. Several aspects of exposure: a first visit;…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Internet, Qualitative Research
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Dijk, Froukje; de Nooijer, Jascha; Heinrich, Evelien; de Vries, Hein – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to explore the beliefs of 15-17 year-old Dutch adolescents about starting or quitting smoking and to explore their preferences regarding education concerning this topic. Design/methodology/approach: The paper shows that a total of 12 group interviews were held with 101 students in the highest classes in secondary…
Descriptors: Health Education, Smoking, Adolescents, Internet
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Reinaerts, Evelien; de Nooijer, Jascha; van de Kar, Angelique; de Vries, Nanne – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore individual and social factors that are associated with children's F&V (fruit and vegetable) intake in order to develop a school-based intervention to increase their F&V consumption. Design/methodology/approach: Group interviews were conducted with ten groups of Dutch children (n=104),…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Wind, Marianne; Kremers, Stef; Thijs, Carel; Brug, Johannes – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: To assess the impact of a school-based toothbrushing intervention aimed at encouraging primary school children to brush their teeth daily at school, on cognitions, toothbrushing behaviour and habit strength. Design/methodology/approach: The effects of an intervention were examined in a quasi-experimental trial among 296 fifth-graders in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Hygiene, Cognitive Processes, Health Promotion