The Child Who Repeatedly Visits the School Health Nurse in Parochial Elementary Schools: The Child's Perception of Well-being in School

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The Child Who Repeatedly Visits the School Health Nurse in Parochial Elementary Schools: The Child's Perception of Well-being in School

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dc.contributor.advisor Paterson, Mary en_US
dc.contributor.author Leaver, Cynthia Ann en_US
dc.contributor.other Moran, Barbara en_US
dc.contributor.other Convey, John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T20:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-24T20:47:41Z
dc.date.created 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-02-24T20:47:41Z
dc.identifier.other Leaver_cua_0043A_10132 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/9206
dc.description Degree awarded: Ph.D. Nursing. The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.description.abstract The child who repeatedly visits the school health nurse in parochial elementary schools: The child's perception of well-being in schoolCynthia Ann Leaver, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-BCDirector: Dr. Mary Paterson, PhD, MSN, RNThere exists the phenomenon of the child who repeatedly visits the school health nurse three times or more within a four-week time frame, with vague physiological complaints and without a history of chronic illness. (Stamler & Palmer, 1971; Sweeney, 1999; Sweeney & Sweeney, 2000). With this unmet need for care, the child persists with a threat to the optimal outcome of their education (Lewis & Lewis, 1989; Symons, et al., 1997).The purpose of this research study is to answer the question: How much association in the behavior of visiting the school health registered nurse of the parochial elementary school child in grades four, five, and six can be explained by the four factors of well-being: health status, school environment, social relationships, and school as a means of self-fulfillment? Considering the model: Y is a function of x1 + x2 + x 3+ x4+ error; the hypothesis tested was H0: ßx1 = 0, and ßx2 = 0, and ßx3 = 0, and ßx4 = 0.The descriptive correlation study design was used. The sample population was comprised of 320 parochial elementary school children in grades four, five, and six, from a diocese in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The survey instrument was theSchool Well-being Profile: Survey of Student Subjective Well-being, American English© a translation and adaptation of School Well-being Assessment Profile (Konu, Alanen, et al., 2002).Logistic regression analysis rejected the null hypothesis; the number of visits to the school health clinic was revealed to be a function of the well-being factors. The factor health status demonstrates the most significant predictive value for a variable in the equation with a level of significance (.026) and Exp[B] = (2.174). Knowing the visits to the school health clinic to be a function of the four factors of well being, the refinement of the role of the school health nurse in the parochial elementary schools can be accomplished. en_US
dc.format.extent 3 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.subject Health Sciences, Nursing en_US
dc.subject.other descriptive correlational en_US
dc.subject.other elementary school children en_US
dc.subject.other logistic regression en_US
dc.subject.other school health en_US
dc.subject.other school health nurse en_US
dc.subject.other well-being en_US
dc.title The Child Who Repeatedly Visits the School Health Nurse in Parochial Elementary Schools: The Child's Perception of Well-being in School en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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