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Laine, Sari; Saaranen, Terhi; Ryhänen, Eva; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present well-being, leadership, and the development of each from a communal perspective in a Finnish primary school in the years 2000-2009. Design/methodology/approach: The study included five sets of data. The quantitative research data were collected from the school staff using the Well-Being at Your Work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Leadership, Elementary Schools
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Marks, Leah; Ogden, Jane – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate an online "teachable moment" intervention to promote healthy eating for overweight and food intolerance symptoms. Design/methodology/approach: The study involves a 2×2 factorial design with two conditions: group (weight loss vs food intolerance) and condition (intervention vs control).…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Intervention, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Vilaça, Teresa – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss teachers' practices, barriers and facilitating factors associated with a regional school-based action-oriented sexuality education (SE) project with the use of information and communication technology. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative research was anchored in a constructivist paradigm,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sex Education, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Rathi, Neha; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The current Indian secondary school curriculum has been criticised for its failure to deliver relevant skills-based food and nutrition education for adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to understand the views of adolescents, their parents, teachers and school principals on the present food and nutrition curriculum and the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, School Role
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Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; Arnfjörð, Unnur Björk; Hörnell, Agneta; Ólafsdóttir, Anna Sigríður; Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg; Wergedahl, Hege; Lagström, Hanna; Waling, Maria; Olsson, Cecilia – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Pupils' perspective should be better taken into account when developing nutrition education at school. The purpose of this paper is to explore Nordic children's perspectives on the healthiness of meals in the context of school lunches. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 78 focus group discussions were conducted with 10-11-year-old…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Lunch Programs, Food
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Torres, Irene; Simovska, Venka – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate concerning community participation in school-based health education and health promotion, with regard to food and nutrition. Design/methodology/approach: Based on empirical data generated over the course of one year of fieldwork in three rural communities and schools in Ecuador, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, School Health Services, Health Promotion
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Sarmiento, Juan Pablo – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to map out and characterize existing health-promotion initiatives at Florida International University (FIU) in the USA in order to inform decision makers involved in the development of a comprehensive and a long-term healthy university strategy. Design/methodology/approach: This study encompasses a narrative…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Competition, Decision Making, Universities
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Simbar, Masoumeh; Aarabi, Zeinab; Keshavarz, Zohreh; Ramezani-Tehrani, Fahimeh; Baghestani, Ahmad Reza – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Insufficient physical activity leads to an increase in chronic diseases. Skills-based health education methods are supposed to be more successful than traditional methods to promote healthy behaviors. Skills-based health education is an approach to create healthy lifestyles and skills using participatory methods. The purpose of this paper…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, School Health Services, Health Promotion
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Elfrink, Teuntje R.; Goldberg, Jochem M.; Schreurs, Karlein M. G.; Bohlmeijer, Ernst T.; Clarke, Aleisha M. – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a process and impact evaluation of the Positief Educatief Programma (Positive Education Programme (PEP)), a whole school approach to supporting children's well-being and creating a positive school climate in primary schools in the Netherlands. PEP adopts a competence skill enhancement approach…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Well Being, Educational Environment
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Robinson, Sally; Robinson, Carol – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline the development of a resource designed to support practitioners, who are not sexual health specialists, but who work with young people who may be at risk of teenage pregnancy or parenthood. Its aim was to enable practitioners to carry out an assessment using a screening tool, and to use educational…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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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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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Yang, Bo; Nan, Xiaoli; Zhao, Xinyan – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of independent vs interdependent self-construal in non-smokers' responses to an anti-smoking message that focuses on either personal or relational consequences of smoking. Design/methodology/approach: Two web-based experimental studies were conducted among US college non-smokers. In the…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Attitude Measures, Attitude Change
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Dresler, Emma; Anderson, Margaret – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Heavy episodic drinking in young women has caused concern among many groups including public health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of young women's alcohol consumption so as to facilitate better health education targeting. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive study examines…
Descriptors: Females, Drinking, Health Education, Qualitative Research
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