ERIC Number: ED365923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Very Young People in 1991-2.
Balding, John; Shelley, Carolyn
This document contains the results of the Primary Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire which was administered to 7,852 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years in schools in England during the 1991-1992 school year. The preliminary sections of the report introduce the work being done by the Schools Health Education Unit at the University of Exeter, list the Unit's databanks, explain the survey, and describe the sample. The major text of the report is divided into eight groups, each dealing with a different health-related topic. For each group, actual survey questions are posed and tables provide percentage responses for boys and for girls in years 4, 5, and 6 of school. For some questions, responses from students in year 7 also are included. Each question and table of results is followed by a brief commentary on the findings. Group 1 questions focus on diet and nutrition; group 2 questions deal with dentist visits and dental health; and group 3 questions focus on health and safety. Group 4 questions relate to leisure-time activities and the student's home routine; group 5 questions concern smoking and drinking; and group 6 questions on money examine how much money students receive and how they spend it. Group 7 questions deal with bicycle road use and sports. Group 8 questions refer to social relationships, sources of information about sex, and problem-sharing. The survey itself is appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Dental Health, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Health, Interpersonal Competence, Nutrition, Physicians, Safety, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Schools Health Education Unit, School of Education, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Exeter Univ. (England). School of Education. HEA Schools Health Education Unit.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom