KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY HEALTH NURSES TOWARDS SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE AMONG SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILE IFE

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ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to examine the knowledge and attitude of primary school teachers 

on school health programme. Objectives were to assess knowledge of school teachers on 

school health programme, to determine the attitude of school teachers towards school health 

programme, to determine factors contributing to participation of school teachers in school 

health programme, to determine level of implementation of school health programme among 

primary school student in selected primary schools at Ife-central local government.

The study employed a descriptive design to describe the characteristics and also assess the 

knowledge and attitude of school health teachers. 130 school teachers participated in the 

study, which was selected through random sampling. Informed consent was obtained from 

the respondents without any coercion and confidentiality was assured and maintained. The 

data were collected using semi structured questionnaire which was analyzed using Statistical 

Package for social science (SPSS). 

The study found that 66.2% of the respondents had high level of knowledge about school 

health program while 33.8% had low level of knowledge. Majority (83.0%) displayed 

favorable attitude towards school health program. However, most (81.5%) of the teachers 

disagreed that school health program should not be included in the school's curriculum. Most 

(60.8%) of the teachers agreed that allocated time for teamwork and teachers collaboration 

contributes to their participation in school health program, while majority agreed they have 

school health program included in their school‘s curriculum. Finally the study found 

significant association between the knowledge and attitude of school teachers towards school 

health programme (P = 0.002<0.050), a significant relationship between qualification of 

school teachers and their knowledge towards school health program (P = 0.000<0.050), and also a significant relationship between years of experience and attitude of school health 

teachers towards school health program. (P =0.000<0.050).

In conclusion, this study showed a significant number of the teachers had adequate 

knowledge of school health program, Majority displayed favorable attitude towards school 

health program while almost all of the schools had school health program included in their school‘s curriculum. 

TABLE OF CONTENT 

TITLE PAGES

Title i

Certification i

Dedication ii

Acknowledgement iii

Abstract iv

Table of content vi

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction 1

Statement of problem 2

Objectives of Study 3

Significant of Study 3

Research Hypothesis 4

Scope of study 4

Limitations of study 4

Definition of terms 4

CHAPTER TWO

Introduction 5

Definition of school health program 7

Components of school health program 7

Knowledge of school teachers towards school health program 14

Attitude of school teachers towards school health program 16

Areas where school teachers contribute to school health program 17

Factors contributing to teacher participation in school health program 19

Level of implementation of school health program 24

Conceptual Framework 28

Application of theory 30

CHAPTER THREE

Introduction 32

Research design 32

Research setting 32

Target population 33

Sampling technique 33

Sample size 33

Instrument for data collection 34

Validity of instrument 35

Reliability of instrument 35

Method of data collection 35

Method of data analysis 35

Ethical consideration 35 

CHAPTER FOUR

Data analysis and interpretation 36

Test of hypothesis 44 

CHAPTER FIVE

Introduction 47

Discussion of findings 47

Summary 51 

Conclusion 52

Recommendation 52

References 5

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APA

Ksticksz, L (2019). KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY HEALTH NURSES TOWARDS SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE AMONG SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILE IFE. Afribary.com: Retrieved August 25, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-of-primary-health-nurses-towards-school-health-service-among-selected-secondary-schools-in-ile-ife-by-ksticksz

MLA 8th

Lefty, Ksticksz. "KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY HEALTH NURSES TOWARDS SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE AMONG SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILE IFE" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-of-primary-health-nurses-towards-school-health-service-among-selected-secondary-schools-in-ile-ife-by-ksticksz . Accessed 25 Aug. 2019.

MLA7

Lefty, Ksticksz. "KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY HEALTH NURSES TOWARDS SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE AMONG SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILE IFE". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Jul. 2019. Web. 25 Aug. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-of-primary-health-nurses-towards-school-health-service-among-selected-secondary-schools-in-ile-ife-by-ksticksz >.

Chicago

Lefty, Ksticksz. "KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY HEALTH NURSES TOWARDS SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE AMONG SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILE IFE" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed August 25, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-and-attitude-of-primary-health-nurses-towards-school-health-service-among-selected-secondary-schools-in-ile-ife-by-ksticksz