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Title:From Eye Rolls to "I can!" - Understanding the Health Literacy of Disadvantaged Tweens
Author(s):Subramaniam, Mega; St. Jean, Beth; Follman, Rebecca; Taylor, Natalie Greene; Goldberg, Gary; Casciotti, Dana
Subject(s):digital youth
information literacy
health literacy
disadvantaged youth
school library
Abstract:This poster will present preliminary results from a National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded afterschool program, HackHealth, that aims to increase tweens' interest in health and health science, their health literacy, their health-related self-efficacy, and their awareness of the important connection between their everyday health behaviors and their ability to maintain their health and prevent disease. The program is centered in the school library and the school librarian serves as a partner in facilitating the literacy activities. In this poster, we will focus on the divergent experiences of two seemingly similar tween participants in our program, Danielle and Tamira, and how their differing experiences may have contributed to differences in outcomes, such as the degree of changes in their level of interest in health and the broader sciences (science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields), in their health literacy levels, in their levels of health-related self-efficacy, and in their engagement in relevant health behaviors.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Subramaniam, M., Jean, B. S., Follman, R., Taylor, N. G., Goldberg, G., & Casciotti, D. (2014). From Eye Rolls to "I can!" - Understanding the Health Literacy of Disadvantaged Tweens. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 964 - 967). doi:10.9776/14329
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Other Identifier(s):329
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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