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Pang, Bo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn Robyn; Kubacki, Krzysztof – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Evidence indicates that active school travel (AST) including walking can effectively lower levels of obesity among school-age children. Yet Queensland has been identified as one of the most inactive states in Australia where only 5 per cent of Years 1 and 5 children engaged in AST on a daily basis. The purpose of this paper is to explain…
Descriptors: Transportation, Physical Activities, Obesity, Health Behavior
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Waling, Maria; Olsson, Cecilia – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to explore to what extent teachers eat together with pupils during school lunches and their attitudes toward using these lunches to reach the educational goals stated in the Swedish compulsory school curriculum; and second, to study to what degree teachers see themselves and school meal…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Role Models
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Dresler, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Weaver, Kelly – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which youth have ready access to alcohol and the extent to which immediate family influence affects consumption. Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative descriptive exploratory study undertook semi-structured peer-group interviews with 20 participants from four New Zealand high…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Family Environment, Drinking, Family Influence
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Aura, Annamari; Sormunen, Marjorita; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe adolescents' health-related behaviours from a socio-ecological perspective. Socio-ecological factors have been widely shown to be related to health behaviours (smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet) in adolescence and to affect health. The review integrates evidence…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Databases, Adolescents, Smoking
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Thomas, Felicity; Aggleton, Peter – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the evidence base to support whole school approaches. Design/methodology/approach: The authors conduct a review of published evaluations and evidence syntheses across six areas in the international health-promoting schools literature. Findings: Although whole school approaches are often…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Health Education, Holistic Approach, Literature Reviews
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Richards, Keith – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to better understand what influences the intentions of college students to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA and cancers related to HPV are on the rise. Design/Methodology/Approach: A 2×2 experimental design was used to predict the…
Descriptors: College Students, Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Prevention
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Carlsson, Monica – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to contribute to the conceptualization and discussion of professional competencies needed for supporting the development of the whole-school approach in school health promotion (SHP). Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a conceptual synthesis of literature, guided by a theoretical perspective on…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Competence, Professional Development, School Health Services
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Iles, Irina A.; Seate, Anita Atwell; Waks, Leah – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Previous studies have documented that exposure to stereotypical information about certain social groups leads to unfavorable perceptions and feelings toward that group. Integrating insights from the mental illness stigma and the social identity perspective literatures, the purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of eating disorder…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Public Service, Advertising, Information Dissemination
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Wang, Dongxu; Stewart, Donald; Chang, Chun – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of a holistic school-based nutrition programme using the health-promoting school (HPS) approach, on teachers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to nutrition in rural China. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster-randomised intervention trial design was employed. Two…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior
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Neely, Eva; Walton, Mat; Stephens, Christine – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Food practices, including associated routines, rituals, and habits, are an unexplored area in school health promotion. The purpose of this paper is to fill this gap through exploring how food rituals act as vehicles for young people to establish, maintain, and strengthen social relationships. Design/methodology/approach: Through an…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Nordheim, Lena; Pettersen, Kjell Sverre; Flottorp, Signe; Hjälmhult, Esther – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Critical appraisal skills are necessary to navigate the numerous contradictory and pseudo-scientific claims in the popular media. Health and science education in schools is essential for promoting these skills in students. The purpose of this paper is to explore lower secondary school science teachers' perceptions and reported practices…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mass Media, Health Education
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Robinson, Gary; Leckning, Bernard; Midford, Richard; Harper, Helen; Silburn, Sven; Gannaway, Jess; Dolan, Kylie; Delphine, Tim; Hayes, Craig – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of development and the pilot implementation of a preventive life skills curriculum for Indigenous middle school students in a very remote community college in the West Arnhem region of North Australia. The curriculum integrates proven educational and psychological techniques with…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Indigenous Populations, Youth, Foreign Countries
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Davies, Emma; Martin, Jilly; Foxcroft, David – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the use of the Delphi method to gain expert feedback on the identification of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) and development of a novel intervention to reduce adolescent alcohol misuse, based on the Prototype Willingness Model (PWM) of health risk behaviour. Design/methodology/approach: Four…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Intervention
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Sorhaindo, Annik; Mitchell, Kirstin; Fletcher, Adam; Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Evaluation of the Teens & Toddlers (T&T) positive youth development (PYD) and teenage pregnancy prevention programme suggested that the intervention had minimal effectiveness partly due to its unclear theory of change. The purpose of this paper is to examine the lived experiences of young women participating in the programme to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Females, Pregnancy
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Ormshaw, Michael James; Kokko, Sami Petteri; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to utilise the collective opinion of a group of Finnish experts to identify the most important learning outcomes of secondary-level school-based health education, in the specific domains of physical activity and nutrition. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: The study uses a Delphi survey technique to collect the…
Descriptors: Health, Outcomes of Education, Health Education, Literacy
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