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The Effect of a Wellness Program on Adolescent Females
Western Journal of Nursing Research (2014)
  • Jenifer Chilton, University of Texas at Tyler
  • B. K. Haas
  • K. Gosselin
Guided by Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a comprehensive wellness intervention on total wellness, physical fitness, and self-efficacy for health promoting behaviors in adolescent females, ages 14 to 19, enrolled in physical education (PE) classes in Grades 9 to 12. The intervention was administered in an experimental pre-test, post-test, two group design in rural east Texas. Participants (n = 153) were randomly assigned to a 12-week intervention or control group. Independent t-tests to determine differences between the intervention and control groups were nonsignificant for overall wellness and physical fitness. The Wellness Essential-Self subscale score was significantly higher in the intervention group, t(64, 36) = 2.67, p = .005, d = .84. Self-Efficacy Health Promotion subscale scores for the intervention group were also significantly higher, t(20,28) = 2.60, p = .006, d = .74. The intervention has potential to improve overall wellness in adolescent females.
  • health promotion,
  • adolescents,
  • female,
  • self-efficacy,
  • intervention
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Jenifer Chilton, B. K. Haas and K. Gosselin. "The Effect of a Wellness Program on Adolescent Females" Western Journal of Nursing Research Vol. 36 Iss. 5 (2014) p. 581 - 598
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