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ERIC Number: EJ1118647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Effects of Healthy Life Practice Education on Reported Health Behaviors among Fourth-Grade Elementary School Students in South Korea
Kim, Shin-Jeong; Cho, Haeryun; Baek, Seong-Sook
Journal of School Nursing, v32 n6 p397-406 Dec 2016
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of healthy life practice (HLP) education on reported health behaviors, including health promotion, disease prevention, and safety among fourth-grade elementary school students. A quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest design was used. The 101 recruited participants from two schools were assigned to the intervention group (n = 51) that received 10 health education sessions and the control group (n = 50) that did not receive the intervention. Significant differences in health behaviors were observed between the two groups (t = 2.563, p = 0.012), specifically for disease prevention (t = 2.178, p = 0.032) and safety (t = 2.711, p = 0.008). However, no significant between-group differences were observed in health promotion (t = 0.270, p = 0.788). Educational interventions aimed at changing HLP-related health behaviors may be effective for elementary schoolchildren.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A