08 SES 02 A, Education and Health: Meeting Place - Schools
Parallel Paper Session
The development and implementation of school health promotion mostly follow a public health related argumentation which is exclusively focused on health needs and problems. To foster the implementation of school health promotion several calls have been made to consider the intertwining of health and education (Basch, 2011, Paulus, 2007, St Leger et al., 2011). In general, three different paths of the relation between health and education can be distinguished: a) the impact of education on health, b) the impact of health on education, and c) the impact of third variables on the association between health and education. The present paper aims to give an overview of international research results concerning the impact of health on education. Based on an analytic framework by Suhrcke and de Paz Nieves (2011) it is expected that health behaviors (e.g. physical activity) and health conditions (mental health problems) can have a negative impact on educational attainment (e.g. level of education, college enrollment) and educational performance (e.g. grade point average) which in turn affect outcomes in adulthood (e.g. health, criminal activity, or income). However, this impact is influenced by a number of mediating variables (e.g. self-esteem or how teachers treat their pupils) and moderating variables (e.g. socioeconomic background or national health policies). Available reviews and meta-analysis in this field are either focused on a specific topic such as peer victimization (Nakamoto et al., 2010) or attention problems (Polderman et al., 2010) or also include cross sectional studies (e.g. Suhrcke & de Paz Nieves, 2011) which are not appropriate in determining the direction of relationships. Hence, the present overview is based exclusively on longitudinal studies concerning the impact of a range of health indicators on education.
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