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ERIC Number: EJ1089108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Health Behaviors and Standardized Test Scores: The Impact of School Health Climate on Performance
Gunter, Whitney D.; Daly, Kevin
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v1 n3 p166-175 2013
Research has found that many characteristics are related to performance on standardized tests. Many of these are not necessarily "academic" attributes. One area of this research is on the connection between physical health or lifestyles and test performance. The research that exists in this area is often disconnected with each other and tends to focus on a limited number of factors. Moreover, the impact of the school climate, as related to health behaviors, has not been examined. This study uses data from 32 schools over 4 years to examine the relation between health norms and average test performance while controlling for demographics and other school characteristics in a multivariate regression. Results suggest that some health behaviors have significant impacts on average school test scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey
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