health education

12 September 2014

Adolescence is a complex period marked by profound changes in most areas of personal development. In the school context, some secondary students display disruptive behaviour and begin to experiment with drugs. Eagerness to prove themselves, family problems, academic failure and peer pressure are linked to substance use among young people. The general objective of this research is to evaluate legal and illegal drug use by students of compulsory secondary education and, at the same time, analyse the educational interventions developed by teachers to promote health. The target population for this research comprised 32 secondary schools in the Basque Country, from which 24 high schools (75%) were selected. All of these schools participated in health education programmes funded by the Basque Department of Education during the 2010-2011 academic year. Illegal drug use is positively related to students involvement in episodes of school violence, tobacco use, free-time activities outside the home and symptoms of adolescent fatigue. Illegal drug use is negatively related to the age of onset of alcohol consumption, parent-trust relationships, physical activity, personal hygiene habits, compliance with road safety regulations, personal well-being, the age of onset of tobacco consumption, eating habits, satisfaction with teachers, weekend computer and television use and self-esteem. Healthy education calls for a community project, combining efforts and initiatives among the various social stakeholders to create a healthy, professionally competitive and ethically competent citizenry.


Key Words: Health education, drugs, compulsory secondary education, adolescence, values and attitudes.

15 February 2014

Health prevention and physical activities are actually matching a fulfilled, balanced and self determined human daily life. This study was conceived and run in order to support this very important and necessary cognition and to involve the findings after all into a new subject in school education (Individual and Health"). The aim of our empiric study was the research of correlations between health supporting behaviour and selected personality characteristics within university students as well as the analysis of mistakes in their lifestyle. This revision created and summarized findings taken from three questionnaires concerning differences in life style and targeting themes of body image and health promoting behaviour, life satisfaction and personality. Only 40% of the sample (4 292 students) have the desirable health life style, most of students do mistakes (hypokinesis, smoking, alcohol, drugs, not regular doctor visits, negative attitude to the own body...).

30 September 2006

This articles based on the evaluation of the program for health education. The program was designed by our working group, and was offered to children comprising thirteen to fourteen years of age, taking into account the importance of this subject to children of this age.This program was conducted under near experimental condition with a control group.This program was offered in public and private school, after the children pass a test covering health education matters, such us : Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex and AIDS.

After four months of the program, a second test was made to allow comparison with the first test. The results so the efficiency of the program and the improvement of the students knowledge all health matters.The results are evident although the program would benefit from longer teaching times and being offerd to students of a younger age.


Key words: Health Education, Evaluation Program, Quantitative Methodology, Compulsory secondary school.