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Callaghan, Mary; Molcho, Michal; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Kelly, Colette – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Availability and access to food is a determinant of obesity. The purpose of this paper is to examine food availability within and outside of post-primary schools in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: Data on the internal school food environment were collected from 63 post-primary schools using questionnaires. The external school food…
Descriptors: Food, Secondary Schools, Questionnaires, Educational Environment
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Gronhoj, Alice; Bech-Larsen, Tino; Chan, Kara; Tsang, Lennon – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to apply the theory of planned behavior to predict Danish adolescents' behavioral intention for healthy eating. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster sample survey of 410 students aged 11 to 16 years studying in Grade 6 to Grade 10 was conducted in Denmark. Findings: Perceived behavioral control followed by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Body Composition, Foreign Countries
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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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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