An evaluation of factors which can affect the implementation of a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe framework

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/611690
Title:
An evaluation of factors which can affect the implementation of a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe framework
Authors:
Bennett, Annemarie E.; Cunningham, Cara; Johnston Molloy, Charlotte
Citation:
An evaluation of factors which can affect the implementation of a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe framework 2016, 57:50 Evaluation and Program Planning
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Evaluation and Program Planning
Issue Date:
Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/611690
DOI:
10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.04.005
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0149718915300653
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The Health Promoting Schools concept helps schools to promote health in a sustainable and long-term fashion. However, developing the capacity to promote health in this way can be challenging when a busy teaching curriculum must be fulfilled. This study aimed to identify factors which affect the acceptability of health promotion programmes to the everyday school environment. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were audio-taped with primary school teachers in one Irish county and transcribed verbatim. The resulting transcripts were analysed using content analysis. Thirty-one teachers were interviewed. The factors which may adversely affect the acceptability of health promotion programmes include the: attitude of teachers towards an additional extra-curricular workload; lack of confidence amongst teachers to lead health promotion; and different organisational cultures between schools. When health promotion programmes under the Health Promoting Schools concept are being implemented, it’s important to consider: the readiness for change amongst teachers; the resources available to increase staff capacity to promote health; and the ability of a programme to adapt to the different organisational cultures between schools.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; SCHOOLS
ISSN:
01497189

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Annemarie E.en
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Caraen
dc.contributor.authorJohnston Molloy, Charlotteen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-03T13:54:24Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-03T13:54:24Zen
dc.date.issued2016-08en
dc.identifier.citationAn evaluation of factors which can affect the implementation of a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe framework 2016, 57:50 Evaluation and Program Planningen
dc.identifier.issn01497189en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.04.005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/611690en
dc.descriptionThe Health Promoting Schools concept helps schools to promote health in a sustainable and long-term fashion. However, developing the capacity to promote health in this way can be challenging when a busy teaching curriculum must be fulfilled. This study aimed to identify factors which affect the acceptability of health promotion programmes to the everyday school environment. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were audio-taped with primary school teachers in one Irish county and transcribed verbatim. The resulting transcripts were analysed using content analysis. Thirty-one teachers were interviewed. The factors which may adversely affect the acceptability of health promotion programmes include the: attitude of teachers towards an additional extra-curricular workload; lack of confidence amongst teachers to lead health promotion; and different organisational cultures between schools. When health promotion programmes under the Health Promoting Schools concept are being implemented, it’s important to consider: the readiness for change amongst teachers; the resources available to increase staff capacity to promote health; and the ability of a programme to adapt to the different organisational cultures between schools.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0149718915300653en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Evaluation and Program Planningen
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen
dc.subjectSCHOOLSen
dc.titleAn evaluation of factors which can affect the implementation of a health promotion programme under the Schools for Health in Europe frameworken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEvaluation and Program Planningen
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