ERIC Number: EJ878155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
A Follow-Up Study of Former Student Health Advocates
Streng, Nancy J.
Journal of School Nursing, v23 n6 p353-358 2007
Student health advocates (SHAs) are high school students who, under the supervision of the school nurse, provide health education and health promotion activities to other students via a peer education model. This 3-year follow-up study explored how the SHA experience influences career choice and attitudes of the participants. It also examined what motivates students to become SHAs, the benefits and drawbacks of SHA participation, how SHA involvement influenced career plans, and how SHAs perceive the role of the school nurse. Study results indicate that this innovative health education/promotion experience offered an opportunity for SHAs to express their interest in health and enhanced their sense of belonging, meaningful involvement, connection to learning, and caring relationships in the school setting.
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Career Choice, Followup Studies, Peer Teaching, Student Experience, Advocacy, Ethnography, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, High School Students, Graduate Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Students; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota