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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Health-related fitness knowledge holds the potential for physical activity and behavioural changes. The purpose of this retrospective longitudinal study with retrospective data was (a) to examine high-school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth through the 9th, 10th and 11th grades under one curriculum condition and (b) to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, High School Students, Physical Fitness, School Districts
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Somers, Cheryl L.; Anagurthi, Claudia – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: Parents' values about sexuality and about premarital sex play unique roles in the development of adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviours. However, research is scarce on the role of consistent versus inconsistent values transmission. The purpose of the present study was to examine the association between parental…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adolescents, Sexuality, Parent Role
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Wang, Shu Mei; Zou, Jin Liang; Gifford, Mervyn; Dalal, Koustuv – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: This study investigated how young urban students conceptualize health and fitness and tried to identify their sources of information about health-related issues. The findings are intended to help make suggestions for policy makers to design and develop effective health-education strategies. Methods: Focus group discussions (FGDs) of 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Physical Fitness, Health Education
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Kabir, M. A.; Goh, Kim-Leng – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate tobacco use behaviours and their correlates among secondary school students in Nepal and Sri Lanka together with cross-country comparisons. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Methods and Settings: The data were obtained from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), 2007. Current tobacco use was considered as…
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Health Behavior
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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