The Level of Health Education of the Students at the End of the Tenth Grade in Public Schools in Jenin

alihabayeb's picture
Type: 
Thesis
Year: 
2001
Students: 
Fakrhi Sharif Hussin Al Ali
AttachmentSize
The Level of Health Education of the Students at the End of the Tenth Grade in Public Schools in Jenin1.63 MB
Abstract: 

This study aimed at recognizing the level of health education of the students at the end of the tenth grade in public schools in Jenin and determining the effect of variables such as gender, the students place of residence, parents’ education and the students’ academic achievement in the subject of science on the level of health education. Thus, the study answered the following two questions: 1. what is the level of heath awareness of the students at the end of the tenth grade in public schools in Jenin? 2. Are there differences of statistical significance at the value (ct = 0.05( in the level of health education of the students at the end of the tenth grade in public schools in Jenin, which are attributed, to gender, the student place of residence, the parents’ education, and the student academic achievement in the subject of science at the end ofthe tenth grade? The sample of the study, which was randomly chosen, consisted of (470)students (231) males and (239) females and formed (31%) of the population of the study. For the purpose of this study, a test of health education was used. This test was prepared by the researcher through reviewing the relevant literature. It was given to a group of referees and was applied to an experiment sample to ensure its validity and reliability. The mean of the students responses to the whole test and to its four fields was calculated. The Independent t-test and the test of analyzing the one Way ANOVA were used. The researcher used the criterion applied by the Ministry of Education to describe the level of health education. The findings of the study showed that the mean of students responses to the whole test reached (78.8%) and was in a good level. The mean of the students’ responses to environmental health ranked first and reached (15.87), with (83.59%) in the very good level. The mean of the students responses to the field of public safety and prevention from diseases ranked second and reached (33.68), with (78.33%) in the good level. The mean oftheir responses to reproductive health ranked third and reached (14.84),with (78.16%) in the forth level, and the mean of their responses to nutrition came in the last position and reached (l4.54),with (76.56%) in the good level. The study showed also that there were differences of statistical significance, at the value (α = 0.05), in the level of health education between females and males, in favor of female students. There were differences attributed to the level of father’s education in the whole test and its four fields, and to the level of mothers education in the whole test and in the field of public safety and prevention from diseases and the field of nutrition. There were also differences in the whole test and in its four fields attributed to the level of the student’s academic achievement in the subject of science at the end of the tenth grade. The study recommended that we should work for creating a curriculum concerned with the subjects of health for all educational stages. The subjects of science, especially Biology, should focus on matters related to health, especially those related to nutrition and reproductive health. The study also recommended that there should be a cooperation between the relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions in order to promote health education among all sectors of society with special emphasis on school students, and that similar studies should be conducted on other educational stages by using variables which have not been tackled by this study.