FACTORS INVOLVED IN poor HEALTH BEHAVIOR AMONG secondary school students
Students in middle school face many changes that affect many aspects of their lives; good health is a priceless asset that is easy to take for granted. During this time, students are desperate to find a place to belong and frequently make choices that negatively affect academic achievement and their ability to experience optimum health. People are looking to improve their health through regular exercise and lifestyle changes.
Health, as agreed, is wealth, and it is always recognized that economic and individual growth are difficult to achieve without good health.
Health habits were developed to provide a holistic approach to natural healing and maintaining one's usual state of health.
Overall health results from recognizing flaws, mistakes, and life-changing decisions that are simple to adapt to but not agonizingly difficult or seemingly impossible.
The poor health habits among school students in some selected secondary schools in Oredo local government area in Edo State have become the focus of this study, with the goal of instilling the importance of health habits at a very delicate stage of development in life among the students. Individuals make decisions about their health habits and behaviors, which affect their health and over which they have little or no control.
We cope by fulfilling our basic human health in various healthy and unhealthy ways, and sometimes coping and adapting to it is destructive and hazardous to our well-being, because we create and adapt to habits as a way of coping with the emotional stress of living. Tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and other unhealthy personal choices and habits pose self-imposed risks to one's health.
Regardless of the overwhelming concerns. Schools all over the world are still debating the best options for their students. Despite the issues, student wellness has not improved; in fact, the rate of obesity and overweight among students has increased, according to the Institute of Medicine. School wellness campaigns have been established to foster lifelong habits of good nutrition and physical activity.
Health science should be established in various schools in order to teach students about healthy habits, especially students from rural areas and the underprivileged, because most of these students do not have access to health care either at school or at home.
Because of low family income, parents' low level of education, and unfavorable areas, health education should begin at home as soon as the child is able to handle, recognize, and identify things, as well as being able to use his/her sense organs in terms of personal cleanliness to ensure that the normal body does not suffer, cleanliness of the body enhances the health of the students through the reduction of germs infesting the human body.
Health education can be about anything and has applications in almost every aspect of man's activities, such as cleaning, playing, sweeping, brushing, dusting, tying up, and washing of anything you can think of. For these reasons, public lectures on health education should be given on a regular basis, particularly to students, about the causes and effects of poor health habits.
This will increase happiness, prolong human health, and improve individual quality. Educators have a direct impact on many of these areas, and it is critical to have a well-developed understanding of the contributing factors so that appropriate decisions about interventions can be made, especially if they affect parental involvement. It is also important to note that contributing factors to student health are not limited to the school environment.
Home nutrition and parental involvement are important factors. Families in which at least one parent can stay at home will have a different impact than those in which both parents must work for a living.
This study will identify factors that affect student health in order to better understand the issue and identify potential opportunities to improve our students' health. There is no gain in stating that healthy living in any country helps to reduce the country's death rate. If we want to live an active and happy life, we must always practice health.
STATEMENT OF THE problem
This study aims to look into the factors that contribute to secondary students' poor health habits. A variety of factors contribute to the poor health habits of students in these schools. This is why the researcher wishes to look for the following issues:
1. A lack of parental commitment to the upbringing of their children.
2. Inadequate parental guidance of children.
3. Peer influence.
4. A lack of health education in a variety of schools.
5. Parental attitudes toward health issues.
6. Schools are closed due to a lack of toilet facilities.
QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH
1. Does the lack of toilet facilities in the school compound have an impact on the students' health?
2. Does the parents' occupation have an impact on the students' health?
3. Does lack of healthy life style affect the health of the students?
4. Does lack of adequate devotion in the upbringing of the students affect his/her health?
5. Does lack of health educators in various schools affect the health of the students?
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study are:
1. To examine the importance of P.H.E and the aim of studying it in our various schools.
2. To suggest ways in which parents can help in improving the health of their children.
3. To stress the responsibilities of parents as regards the health habits of their children still in their early stage of development.
4. To suggest the felling and recommend this study to high authorities in health education policy.
5. To determine whether the nature of the school administration has influence the healthy habit exhibited by students
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study to better understands the factors that contribute to the over all wellness of student as it relates the quality of life they lead. For there is no useful studies that can be achieved in a atmosphere of poor health habit, so therefore this study has a primary function to play in order to identify the problems and also seek for recommendation for a long lasting solutions,
it is hope that at the end of the study it will be beneficial to both the school students, the parents and society at large, the environment, school officials and educators can become, more aware of the problems surrounding the health of their students and implement better practice during class time.
Parents can take information, provide implement healthier activities and options at home during and after school year ends. School officials can implement programme and adopt school-wide programs that will benefit the over all health of their students. Students can learn better habits that will contribute to their over all wellness and development.
SCOPE OF STUDY
The study reason for poor health habit among junior secondary school students is carried out in some selected secondary schools in Oredo local government area of Edo State. This study is an attempt to study the possible factors responsible for the poor health habits of the students. The number interviewed was health teachers, parents and public working place.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
The following terms were used in this study:
Health: A state of complete mental, physical and social well being of the students.
Life style: The way in which an individual or a group lives.
Habit: A thing that a person does often and almost without thinking especially something that5 is hard to stop.
Diet: The food that s person, community etc. habitually eats and drinks.
Upbringing: The treatment and education one receives as a child especially from parents.
Cleanliness: The habit of being clean or keeping things clean.
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FACTORS INVOLVED IN POOR HEALTH BEHAVIOR AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS