Health outcomes of elementary school students in New Brunswick: The education perspective

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Abstract

With data from the New Brunswick School Climate Study (N = 6, 883 students from 147 schools), this study examined individual differences in and school effects on health outcomes of students. Results of hierarchical linear modeling showed that females reported experiencing more physical health problems, eating less healthy food, and doing fewer exercises than males. Students of high socioeconomic status (SES) reported eating more healthy food and doing more exercises than students of low SES. Native students reported experiencing more physical health problems and eating less healthy food than nonnative students. Students of single parents reported eating more healthy food and exercising more than students of both parents. Schools showed effects on health outcomes over and above the effects of students. Students in schools with high SES and positive disciplinary climate reported fewer physical and mental health problems. Students in large schools reported less healthy food intake and fewer physical exercises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-456
Number of pages22
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences

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