Dude: Personal Life and Research Articles Essay

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Unit 1 Research Articles 1


Unit 1 Research Articles – Summary and Article Details

Chase Chappell

Governor Simcoe Secondary School

Unit 1 Research Articles 2

Article 1: Abstract

Title: “When Teens Turn Cyberbullies”

Authors’ Name: Melnyk, Bernadette M. ; Jacobson, Diana ; Kelly, Stephanie ; O'Haver, Judith ; Small, Leigh ; Mays, Mary Z.

Source: Journal of School Health, v79 n12 p575-584 Dec 2009. 10 pp.

Date of publication: December, 2009

Page ’s: 10

Background: Obesity and mental health disorders are 2 major public health problems in American adolescents, with prevalence even higher in Hispanic teens. Despite the rapidly increasing incidence and adverse health outcomes associated with overweight and mental health problems, very few intervention studies have been conducted with adolescents to improve both their healthy lifestyles and mental health outcomes. Even fewer studies have been conducted with Hispanic youth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the preliminary efficacy of the COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) Healthy Lifestyles TEEN (Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, and Nutrition) program, a manualized educational and cognitive behavioral skills-building program, on Hispanic adolescents' healthy lifestyle choices as well as mental and physical health outcomes. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled pilot study was conducted with 19 Hispanic adolescents enrolled in 2 health classes in a southwestern high school. One class received COPE and the other received an attention control program. Results: Adolescents in the COPE program increased their healthy lifestyle choices and reported a decrease in depressive and anxiety symptoms from baseline to postintervention follow-up. A subset of 7 overweight adolescents in the COPE program had a decrease in triglycerides and an increase in high-density lipoproteins. In addition, these overweight adolescents reported increases in healthy lifestyle beliefs and nutrition knowledge along with a decrease in depressive symptoms. Conclusion: The COPE TEEN program is a promising school-based strategy for improving both physical and mental health outcomes in adolescents. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
Article 2: Summary

Title: “When Teens Turn Cyberbullies”

Authors’ Name: Paris S. Strom and Robert D. Strom

Source: Psychology Today, Prakken Publications

Date of publication: December 205

Page ’s: 35-41

“Cyber harassment involves using an electronic medium to threaten or harm others.”-(Strom,2005, Pg 35). This article talks about how many teens are starting to using the internet to bully their peers and other people. The author states that “ Unlike the incidents most adults recall from their youth, cyberbullies can be physically weaker then the persons they