The relationship between health behaviors, school and socio demographic characteristics with academic performance of adolescents in Lebanon.

PhD researcher: Joyce Hayek

Supervisor: Hein de Vries, Francine Schneider, Maya Tueni

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Funding: Personal funding

Objective: Examine the relationship between health behaviors, school and socio-demographic characteristics with academic performance of adolescents in Lebanon. This research will also investigate parental influences on adolescents’ health behaviors in particular eating and physical activity behaviors along with weight status. In addition, to examining food offerings and adolescents’ overall eating behavior in the school setting.

Method: Longitudinal study with follow ups at 6 months from baseline and after 12 months from baseline. In the study of health behaviors and academic performance grade 10 & 11 Lebanese adolescents, from public and private schools, completed a multi-component questionnaire assessing dietary behavior, breakfast consumption, physical activity and school and socio-demographic characteristics with follow ups at 6 and 12 months from baseline. Height and weight will be measured out and specific BMI z-scores will be calculated (WHO, 2007). Academic performance will be assessed using student’s general average.

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