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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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Ioannou, Soula; Kouta, Christiana; Charalambous, Neofytos – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the rationale of the newly reformed health education curriculum in Cyprus, which aspires to enable not only teachers, but also all the school personnel, to work from the perspective of health promotion. It is a curriculum which moves from the traditional approach of health education focusing on individual…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
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Levin, Kate; Inchley, Jo; Currie, Dorothy; Currie, Candace – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of the health promoting school (HPS) on adolescent well-being. Design/methodology/approach: Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: WHO-collaborative Study in Scotland were analysed using multilevel linear regression analyses for outcome measures: happiness, confidence,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Adolescents, Regression (Statistics)
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de Roiste, Aingeal; Kelly, Colette; Molcho, Michal; Gavin, Aoife; Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: There is increasing recognition of children's abilities to speak for themselves. School democracy, as demonstrated by genuine participation, has the potential to benefit both teachers and students; leading to better relationships and improved learning experiences. The aim of this study is to investigate whether participation in schools in…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Democracy, School Involvement, Academic Achievement
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Byrne, Jenny; Speller, Viv; Dewhirst, Sue; Roderick, Paul; Almond, Palo; Grace, Marcus; Memon, Anjum – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a curriculum change in the provision of health promotion in pre-service teacher education in a one-year postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) secondary course in one Higher Education Institution (HEI) in England. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the iterative development…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Evidence, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Rowling, Louise; Samdal, Oddrun – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: Achieving organisational learning and greater specificity for implementation action for health-promoting schools requires detailed understanding of the necessary components. They include: preparing and planning for school development, policy and institutional anchoring, professional development and learning, leadership and management…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Educational Change, Guidelines, Health Promotion
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Samdal, Oddrun; Rowling, Louise – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: Efforts to create a scientific base for the health-promoting school approach have so far not articulated a clear "Science of Delivery". There is thus a need for systematic identification of clearly operationalised implementation components. To address a next step in the refinement of the health-promoting schools' work, this paper sets out…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Educational Environment, School Culture, Health Promotion
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: A comprehensive whole-school approach has emerged as a promising model for building connectedness in the school setting. The health-promoting school model, through its whole-school orientation and attention to the school organizational environment, identifies structures and processes that influence school connectedness. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Sun, Jing; Buys, Nicholas; Stewart, Donald; Shum, David – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether university students' smoking behaviour is associated with higher levels of stress and depression directly, or indirectly, via the mediation of coping, personal beliefs and social support. Design/methodology/approach: The study design involves a cross-sectional survey. Structural equation…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Recreational Activities, Health Promotion
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van Bekkum, Jennifer E.; Williams, Joanne M.; Morris, Paul Graham – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: This study aims to provide an in-depth individual level understanding of the psychological factors that affect cycle commuting. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 15 participants (eight cycle commuters and seven potential cycle commuters) from a "cycle-friendly" employer based in a Scottish city took part in the study.…
Descriptors: Coping, Interviews, Psychology, Transportation
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Burke, Eimear; McCarthy, Bernard – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182)…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities
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Martin, Ellen; Senior, Naomi; Abdullah, Ammar; Brown, Janine; Collings, Suzanne; Racktoo, Sophie; Walpole, Sarah; Zeiton, Moez; Heffernan, Catherine – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The aim of this small-scale focus group study is to explore the impact the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine has on attitudes towards HPV, cervical cancer and sexual risk taking amongst university students in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were recruited through advertisements placed on notice boards throughout the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Sex Education, Health Promotion
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Amey, Vidya – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the beliefs and attitudes of young mothers in relation to smokefree homes and passive smoke in Guernsey, and to encourage them to contribute to the designing of a smokefree home leaflet and pack aimed at young mothers. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 participants…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mother Attitudes, Interviews, Early Parenthood
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Kokko, Sami; Kannas, Lasse; Villberg, Jari; Ormshaw, Michael – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to clarify the extent to which youth sports clubs guide their coaches to recognise health promotion as a part of the coaching practice. The guidance activity of clubs is seen parallel to internal organisational communication. Design/methodology/approach: A survey of 93 (from 120, 78 per cent) youth sports clubs in Finland…
Descriptors: Athletics, Health Promotion, Accident Prevention, Clubs
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Mohammadi, Nastaran Keshavarz; Rowling, Louise; Nutbeam, Don – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore educational perspectives towards the concept of health promoting schools and its potential benefits for schools in more depth. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents the results of a qualitative study based on interviews with school staff including principals, and teachers with…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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