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Bellamy, Roz – Health Education Journal, 2018
This paper evaluates the potential efficacy of using life writing to address mental health disparities and to promote health and well-being among young LGBTIQA+ persons. It examines the potential benefits of young LGBTIQA+ people engaging with life writing including memoir, autobiography, creative nonfiction, journaling and digital storytelling.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Health, Well Being, Homosexuality
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Wilks, Jeff; Pendergast, Donna – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This review considers initiatives in various countries to include mandatory first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in schools, key educational considerations and the supporting empirical evidence, in particular the relevance of first aid and CPR training to broader educational goals of student capability, resilience…
Descriptors: First Aid, Self Efficacy, Health Education, Web Sites
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Olsson, Cecilia; Waling, Maria – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objectives: Sweden is one of three countries worldwide which has a legal requirement to ensure that pupils in compulsory school should be offered free, nutritious school meals. Furthermore, the law states that school meal provision should be included in schools' internal quality management (IQM) system. The objective of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Guidelines, Food, Educational Environment
Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perspectives on factors influencing their involvement in a Whole-of-School initiative. Methods: A survey was administered to participating teachers/school personnel (N = 81) and 30 of the teachers/school personnel also participated in mostly individual interviews. The survey was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Health Education, Statistical Analysis
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Siitonen, Piia; Vainio, Kirsti; Keinonen, Tuula; Kiviniemi, Vesa; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To describe the association between teachers' beliefs about medicines and teaching about illnesses and medicines-related topics by Finnish comprehensive school teachers. Design: A nationwide postal survey. Setting: Finnish primary and lower secondary school teachers. Method: Data were collected using a nationwide postal survey from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Health Education, Medicine
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Stolp, Sean; Wilkins, Emma; Raine, Kim D. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Background: Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approaches to developing a healthy school community can be effective in supporting chronic disease prevention while positively impacting on student behaviour and academic performance. Although a CSH framework provides principles for action, there is a lack of evidence regarding the processes that best…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Thompson, Olivia M.; Ghelardini, Lauren; Keene, Kristin L.; Stewart, Kendra B. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: We sought to determine the prevalence and distribution of state-level legislation regulating farm-to-school programmes throughout the United States of America (USA). The research is timely given national goals put forth by the Let's Move Campaign and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to reduce childhood obesity prevalence and…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, State Legislation, Databases
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Sisask, Merike; Värnik, Peeter; Värnik, Airi; Apter, Alan; Balazs, Judit; Balint, Maria; Bobes, Julio; Brunner, Romuald; Corcoran, Paul; Cosman, Doina; Feldman, Dana; Haring, Christian; Kahn, Jean-Pierre; Poštuvan, Vita; Tubiana, Alexandra; Sarchiapone, Marco; Wasserman, Camilla; Carli, Vladimir; Hoven, Christina W.; Wasserman, Danuta – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: In support of a whole-school approach to mental health promotion, this study was conducted to find out whether and how significantly teachers' satisfaction with school and their subjective psychological well-being are related to the belief that they can help pupils with mental health problems. Design: Cross-sectional data were collected…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Well Being
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Løhre, Audhild; Moksnes, Unni K.; Lillefjell, Monica – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Although welfare in childhood and adolescence is of great public concern, individual or other resources have not been extensively studied in relation to wellbeing in schools. In this longitudinal study, factors that may promote girls' or boys' school wellbeing as well as factors that may have an adverse effect were assessed. Methods:…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Well Being, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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Quitério, Ana Luísa Dias – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of physical education (PE) interventions designed to foster health features among school-aged children, and to present a qualitative perspective of the different approaches that are most effective in promoting health among youth. Design: Systematic review. Method: An extensive electronic literature search was…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Literature Reviews
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Anthamatten, Peter; Wee, Bryan Shao-Chang; Korris, Erin – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: A great deal of scholarly work has examined the way that physical, social and cultural environments relate to children's health behaviour, particularly with respect to diet and exercise. While this work is critical, little research attempts to incorporate the views and perspectives of children themselves using visual methodologies.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Play, Childhood Attitudes, Low Income Groups
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Menezes, Isabel; Ribeiro, Norberto; Cabral-Gouveia, Carmo – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To consider the short- and medium-term impact of a school-based exhibition of prevention materials designed by adolescents in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) knowledge and attitudes and in the school's involvement in health education. Design: Mixed-methodology that combines quantitative and…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Prevention
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Ardzejewska, K.; Tadros, R.; Baxter, D. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: The study investigated the barriers and facilitators to, and the extent of the implementation of, the New South Wales (Australia) "Healthy School Canteen Strategy". Design: A purposeful sample was used and data were collected using a mixed method approach. Setting: Two primary and two secondary government schools from a low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Health Promotion, Elementary Schools
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Banoglu, Köksal – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: Schools are likely to be better able to achieve compliance with smoke-free regulations if principals and teachers perceive the importance of a smoke-free policy. The purpose of this study was to measure teacher and administrator attitudes towards the smoke-free policy in Turkish schools, which promotes a total smoking ban. Method: The…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Smoking, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Jourdan, D.; Pironom, J.; Berger, D.; Carvalho, G. S. – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To analyse teachers' health views in order to obtain general trends in factors influencing health and health education and to fit them into the negative-positive model of health proposed by Downie and collaborators. Method: This large international study involved 15 countries from Western and Eastern Europe, North and Sub-Saharan…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Health Education, Trend Analysis, Questionnaires
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