ERIC Number: EJ1021219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Reports of Student Health and Its Influence on Students' School Performance
Moore, Tara C.; Wehby, Joseph H.; Hollo, Alexandra; Robertson, Rachel E.; Maggin, Daniel M.
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v16 n2 p112-122 Apr 2014
Physical health may be an important variable that influences students' behavioral and academic performance in school settings. Poor health status is hypothesized to negatively influence student performance even in the presence of evidence-based practices. In this study, teachers reported their perceptions of students' health status as well as their perceptions of the relation of health status to classroom performance and programming considerations for a sample ("N" = 217) of elementary and middle school students identified as exhibiting problem behaviors. Results indicated inconsistencies between teachers' perceptions of student health and school programming considerations. Limitations are presented along with implications for future research and practice.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Child Health, Behavior Problems, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Physical Health, Correlation, Behavior Disorders, Urban Schools, School Districts, Intervention, Rating Scales, Behavior Modification, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Diseases, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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