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

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dc.contributor.author Viig, Nina Grieg eng
dc.contributor.author Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland eng
dc.contributor.author Wold, Bente eng
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-10T13:25:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-10T13:25:28Z
dc.date.issued 2010 eng
dc.identifier.citation The Open Education Journal 3: 10-20 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1874-9208 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/4501
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 eng
dc.publisher Bentham Open eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ eng
dc.subject Health promoting school eng
dc.subject Teacher participation eng
dc.subject Network eng
dc.subject Professional learning eng
dc.subject Professional discretion eng
dc.subject Supportive culture eng
dc.title Program and School Characteristics Related to Teacher Participation in School Health Promotion eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Health service and health administration research: 806 eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Social science: 200::Education: 280::General education: 281 eng
dc.rights.holder Copyright Viig et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.
dc.rights.holder Viig et al. eng
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bora.cristinID 535934 eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874920801003010010 eng
dc.identifier.cristinID 535934 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874920801003010010


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