ERIC Number: EJ1056472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
The Relationship between Student Health and Academic Performance: Implications for School Psychologists
Shaw, Steven R.; Gomes, Paul; Polotskaia, Anna; Jankowska, Anna M.
School Psychology International, v36 n2 p115-134 Apr 2015
Children who are unhealthy are at higher risk for school problems than students who are free from medical problems. Students with poor health have a higher probability of school failure, grade retention, and dropout. The relationship between student health and academic success is complex. Common manageable factors of student health are nutrition, maintaining healthy weight, and physical fitness. Through a comprehensive literature review the relationships among school achievement and nutrition, maintaining healthy weight, and physical fitness are examined. Furthermore, the efficacy of educational programs to improve nutrition, maintain healthy weight, and increase physical fitness is evaluated. The complexity of the relationship among variables is presented and areas for future research and practice for school psychologists are described.
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Child Health, At Risk Students, Literature Reviews, Nutrition, Body Weight, Physical Fitness, Health Promotion, Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Wellness, Cultural Influences, Social Attitudes, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, School Psychology, School Psychologists
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