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Somers, Cheryl; Avendt, Emily; Sepsey, Amber – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the content and approach of parent-adolescent communication about sexuality were associated with three adolescent sexuality variables (sexual attitudes, combination of all behaviors and advanced behaviors). Design/methodology/approach: Survey research with adolescents was conducted in classrooms…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Sexuality, Correlation, High School Students
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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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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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Paakkari, Olli; Torppa, Minna; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse; Paakkari, Leena – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Finnish adolescents' subjective health literacy (HL) in association to school achievement, learning difficulties, educational aspirations, and family affluence. Design/methodology/approach: Nationally representative data were collected in Finland as a part of the international Health Behaviour in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement
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Soriano, Encarnación; Cala, Verónica C. C. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess and compare school well-being (SW) and emotional well-being (EW) among Romanian, Moroccan and Spanish youth, to determine the degree of relation between EW and scholar well-being. Design/methodology/approach: The paper employed cross-sectional research with cluster sampling in two primary schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Emotional Development, Questionnaires
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The risk associated with heavy episodic drinking in young people has caused concern among public health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the gender differences in the perception of risk in alcohol consumption behaviour for better targeting of messages. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive…
Descriptors: Risk, Drinking, Gender Differences, Qualitative Research
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Burton, Melissa; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Food education in secondary schools can provide adolescents with essential food knowledge and skills required for healthy, independent living. The purpose of this paper is to identify food-related knowledge and skills that Australian consumers believe are required for all consumers, and to identify their demographic and psychographic…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Nutrition Instruction
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Rendahl, Jenny; Korp, Peter; Ekström, Marianne Pipping; Berg, Christina – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and elucidate adolescents' reasoning about risks related to food and eating. Design/methodology/approach: Boys and girls aged 15-16 years participated in a focus group interview with role-playing as a stimulus for discussion and reflection. In all, 31 participants took part, divided into five…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Food, Focus Groups
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Young adult's drinking is about pleasure, a communal practice of socialising together in a friendship group. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the evolving support practices of drinking groups for better targeting of health communications messages. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive study examined the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Friendship, Socialization, Qualitative Research
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Camp, Sarah-Jayne; Sherlock-Smith, Anna C.; Davies, Emma L. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Sexual assault is prevalent on UK University campuses, and prevention efforts are being increased. However, at present there is limited evidence about UK students' attitudes towards sexual assault prevention and what they think should be done to effectively address the issue. The purpose of this paper is to explore these views to provide…
Descriptors: Rape, Student Attitudes, Prevention, Case Studies
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Liu, Jingwen; Shangguan, Rulan; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Leitner, Jessica; Wu, Yigang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Conceptual physical education (CPE) classes have been widely offered to promote a healthy lifestyle in higher education settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of a CPE course on health-related fitness (HRF) levels among college freshmen. Design/methodology/approach: A pre- and post-test research design was used. In…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College Freshmen, Physical Fitness, Health Promotion
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Walsh, Jennifer; Kattelmann, Kendra; White, Adrienne – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to test the feasibility of implementing a healthy lifestyles intervention to maintain or achieve healthy weight for low-income young adults in vocational education. Design/methodology/approach: Non-randomized, quasi-experimental feasibility test of a ten-week intervention with follow-up assessment designed…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Life Style, Body Weight
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Warren, Bradley; Odenheimer Brin, Eleanor – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess college students' pre- and post- health-related, fitness levels, as determined by the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) five components of fitness, in a one-credit, graded college course and to objectively measure any differences between those pre- and post- health-related fitness levels.…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Pretests Posttests
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Olynick, Janna; Iliopulos, Alexandra; Li, Han Z. – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The patient healthcare experience is a complex phenomenon, as is encouraging patient compliance with medical advice. To address this multifaceted relationship, the purpose of this paper is to explore the ways resident physicians verbally encourage patient compliance and the relationship between these compliance-seeking strategies and…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Compliance (Psychology), Gender Differences, Medical Evaluation
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Melson, Elniee; Bridle, Christopher; Markham, Wolfgang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the process evaluation of a pilot randomised control trial of an anti-smoking intervention for Malaysian 13-14-year olds, conducted in 2011/2012. It was hypothesised that trained peer supporters would promote non-smoking among classmates through informal conversations. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention
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