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Program and School Characteristics Related to Teacher Participation in School Health Promotion

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Show simple item record Viig, Nina Grieg Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland Wold, Bente 2011-02-10T13:25:28Z 2011-02-10T13:25:28Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation The Open Education Journal 3: 10-20 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1874-9208
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate conditions related to teacher participation in the planning and implementation of the Norwegian part of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools. One hundred and four teachers responded to the questionnaire at baseline and at three year follow-up. Teachers’ personal interest and regard for the program aim were the main predictors of their self-reported participation in the program. Conditions perceived as enabling or hindering program implementation, as well as baseline characteristics of school culture and professional discretion were to a high extent related to participation in the program (Multiple R2 = .52). Health promotion aiming at increasing the students’ wellbeing and improving the school environment seemed to have been well received by teachers, and enabled their participation in the program. The findings imply that programs encouraging networking are likely to be successful in engaging teachers, and that such networking yields ample opportunities for professional learning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Bentham Open en
dc.rights Copyright Viig et al.; Licensee Bentham Open. en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.subject Health promoting school en
dc.subject Teacher participation en
dc.subject Network en
dc.subject Professional learning en
dc.subject Professional discretion en
dc.subject Supportive culture en
dc.title Program and School Characteristics Related to Teacher Participation in School Health Promotion en_US
dc.type Peer reviewed en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Health service and health administration research: 806 en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Social science: 200::Education: 280::General education: 281 en_US
dc.rightsHolder Viig et al. en_US
dc.type.version publishedVersion en_US
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