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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Patterson, Carla – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework to demonstrate the contribution of whole school approaches embodied by the health-promoting school approach, to the promotion of school connectedness, defined as the cohesiveness between diverse groups in the school community, including students, families, school staff and the wider…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Democracy, Social Sciences, Physical Environment
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Sun, Jing; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of the population-based study in the paper is to report on progress in formulating instruments to measure children's resilience and associated protective factors in family, primary school and community contexts. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper a total of 2,794 students, 1,558 parents/caregivers, and 465 staff were…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Personality, Factor Structure, Student Surveys
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Barnes, Jonathan – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: Current research in both cognitive neuroscience and what has been called "positive psychology" point to the need for wholesale reappraisal of what happens in schools, especially with regard to the wellbeing of children. Seeks to examine this issue. Design/methodology/approach: Reviews and discussion of research by the World…
Descriptors: Psychology, School Policy, Health Education, Creative Activities