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McAndrew, Ryan; Drennan, Judy; Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Collective motives for alcohol consumption represent a nascent field, with individual-level attributes, peer pressure and broad-level environmental elements being at the forefront of research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of friendships in the context of alcohol consumption and determine what group-level motives exist…
Descriptors: Drinking, Role, Friendship, Young Adults
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Alshehri, Saad Zafir; Byrne, Jenny; Grace, Marcus – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how and why Saudi Arabian students engage in specific health risk behaviours (HRBs), and if there are gender differences. Design/methodology/approach: In order to find out the situation regarding university students in Saudi Arabia, quantitative data were collected by administering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Levin, Kate Ann; Lithgow, Stephen; Miller, Martine; Carson, Jill – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine three interpretations of post-diagnostic support (PDS) for dementia, to understand how best to support people recently diagnosed with dementia. Design/methodology/approach: A sequential mixed-method approach was used which included analysis of the data collected by each sector, a focus group and…
Descriptors: Dementia, Clinical Diagnosis, Self Management, Workshops
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Bannor, Richard; Asare, Anthony Kwame; Bawole, Justice Nyigmah – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an in-depth understanding of the effectiveness, evolution and dynamism of the current health communication media used in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses a multi-method approach which utilizes a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. In-depth interviews are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Information Dissemination, Surveys
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Segrott, Jeremy; Holliday, Jo; Murphy, Simon; Macdonald, Sarah; Roberts, Joan; Moore, Laurence; Phillips, Ceri – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The teaching of cooking is an important aspect of school-based efforts to promote healthy diets among children, and is frequently done by external agencies. Within a limited evidence base relating to cooking interventions in schools, there are important questions about how interventions are integrated within school settings. The purpose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooking Instruction, Intervention, Mobile Classrooms
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Rathi, Neha; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: School-based nutrition education programmes have the potential to reinforce healthy dietary behaviours in adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to understand the views of secondary school students in Kolkata, India, regarding the food and nutrition curriculum, food skill acquisition at school and home and barriers to learning food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foods Instruction
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John-Akinola, Yetunde O.; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Attention to improving the school environment is a common activity in school health promotion. The role of the school environment in supporting improved health and wellbeing has a theoretical base, but has rarely been directly investigated empirically. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the associations between school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Child Health, Well Being, Correlation
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Alekseeva, Evgeniya Georgievna; Krasnopolskaya, Irina; Skokova, Yulia – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study the effectiveness of the international volunteer programme's dance4life (D4L) in Russia. The programme aims to address taboos, stigma, discrimination, HIV/AIDS prevention and the promotion of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and a healthy lifestyle among adolescents. The programme uses an…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries