ERIC Number: ED257811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between School Health Curriculum and Family Practices.
Hearne, Jill; Andrews, Richard L.
A study investigated the differential relationship between children's involvement in an experiential health curriculum and past-reported health practices and changes in family health practices. The research is based on the assumption that established patterns of health practices in families are not immutable patterns, but are susceptible to change when subjected to increased transmittal of information from children. A total of 536 sixth-grade students, divided into three different treatment groups, were studied to determine the effects of their kindergarten through sixth grade health curriculum on their family health habits, with particular attention paid to smoking habits. Findings imply that there is a relationship between the health treatment program sixth-grade children have received in their seven years of public schooling and family smoking habits. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).