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Roien, Line Anne; Graugaard, Christian; Simovska, Venka – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to map and discuss the overall characteristics of international research on school-based sexuality education, published in academic journals, with a particular focus on the framing of non-conservative approaches including sexuality education research targeting young pupils 6-12 years of age.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Research, Periodicals
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Sulat, Jaelan Sumo; Prabandari, Yayi Suryo; Sanusi, Rossi; Hapsari, Elsi Dwi; Santoso, Budiono – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The health belief model (HBM) is the behavioral change theory most widely used in health behavior studies. Several studies have identified the limitations of this model, one of which concerns the validity in predicting behavioral changes. The purpose of this paper, scoping review, is to map the validity of HBM variables in predicting…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Predictor Variables, Correlation
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Kubacki, Krzysztof; Ronti, Rimante; Lahtinen, Ville; Pang, Bo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: A significant proportion of the world's adult population is insufficiently active. One approach used to overcome barriers and facilitate participation in physical activity is social marketing. The purpose of this paper are twofold: first, this review seeks to provide a contemporary review of social marketing's effectiveness in changing…
Descriptors: Adults, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Marketing
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Ma, Zexin – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Mental illness has become an important public health issue in society, and media are the most common sources of information about mental illnesses. Thus, it is important to review research on mental illnesses and media. The purpose of this paper is to provide a narrative review of studies on mental illnesses in the media and identifies…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Social Media
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Barry, Margaret M.; Clarke, Aleisha Mary; Dowling, Katherine – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical perspective on the international evidence on promoting young people's social and emotional well-being in schools. The challenges of integrating evidence-based interventions within schools are discussed and the need for innovative approaches to research and practice are considered in order…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Development, Emotional Development, Case Studies
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Aura, Annamari; Sormunen, Marjorita; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe adolescents' health-related behaviours from a socio-ecological perspective. Socio-ecological factors have been widely shown to be related to health behaviours (smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet) in adolescence and to affect health. The review integrates evidence…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Databases, Adolescents, Smoking
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Thomas, Felicity; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the evidence base to support whole school approaches. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conduct a review of published evaluations and evidence syntheses across six areas in the international health-promoting schools literature. Findings: Although whole school approaches are often…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Health Education, Holistic Approach, Literature Reviews
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Carlsson, Monica – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to contribute to the conceptualization and discussion of professional competencies needed for supporting the development of the whole-school approach in school health promotion (SHP). Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a conceptual synthesis of literature, guided by a theoretical perspective on…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Competence, Professional Development, School Health Services
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Dietrich, Timo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Schuster, Lisa; Connor, Jason P. – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Social marketing benchmark criteria were used to understand the extent to which single-substance alcohol education programmes targeting adolescents in middle and high school settings sought to change behaviour, utilised theory, included audience research and applied the market segmentation process. The paper aims to discuss these issues.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Taylor, Charlotte; Upton, Penney; Upton, Dominic – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the evidence base of the Food Dudes healthy eating programme, specifically the short- and long-term effectiveness of the intervention for consumption of fruit and vegetables both at school and at home and displacement of unhealthy snack consumption. Design/Methodology/Approach: Articles were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Eating Habits, Dietetics, Food
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Chilton, Roy; Pearson, Mark; Anderson, Rob – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Schools are an important setting for a wide variety of activities to promote health. The purpose of this paper is to map the different types of health promotion programmes and activities in schools, to estimate the amount of published evaluations of health promotion within UK schools, and to identify any provisional "candidate…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Gagnon, Faith A.; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to summarize a consensus statement generated on the current challenges, strategies, and potential of health promoting schools (HPS) at a 2011 colloquium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study where 40 people from five continents came together to share their global and regional experience surrounding…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Fundamental Concepts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Stewart, Donald; Gagnon, Faith A. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale for and potential of World Health Organization (WHO) health promoting schools (HPS) in Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: Overview of the related literature and presentations at the 2011 Stellenbosch international colloquium on HPS relating to sub-Saharan Africa. Findings: Schools…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Hygiene, Nutrition, Disabilities
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Mulvaney, Caroline A.; Watson, Michael C.; Errington, Gail – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The aim of this literature review was to examine recent evidence of the impact of safety education for children and young people on unintentional injury rates and to update an earlier review. Evidence was sought that linked safety education for children and young people in schools, centres and other settings with changes in knowledge,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Safety, Prevention, Injuries
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Angell, C.; Hartwell, H.; Hemingway, A. – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify key concepts in the literature relating to the release of open educational resources (OER), with specific reference to the emergence of public health OER. Design/methodology/approach: A review of the literature relating to the development of OER was followed by an online search for OER literature…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Rewards, Ethics
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