Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vowell Johnson, Kelly
Committee Member/Second Reader
Teachers are with their students an average of seven to 10 hours a day, five days a week. The substantial amount of time teachers spend with their students allows them to provide helpful insight into health problems children face. The purpose of this study was to identify elementary school teachers’ concerns for student health and to assess their knowledge of resources that address those health concerns. A convenient sample of 86 teachers from three elementary schools in Northwest Arkansas was surveyed. Surveys were used to identify the three main concerns teachers have for their students. A cross-sectional design was used with descriptive statistics to identify the top three health concerns. The top three concerns identified were hygiene, mental health, and nutrition. It is hoped that this research will assist schools in determining the necessary resources needed for elementary school children to have successful and healthful lives.
Mental Health, Hygiene, Nutrtion, Arkansas, Education
Gahagan, Aubrey, "Elementary School Teachers' Student Health Concerns and Knowledge of Resources" (2018). The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses. 64.