Stress characteristics in schoolchidren related to different educational strategies and school climates.
The goal of our paper is to verify the hypothesis that schools with different educational strategies and school climates, in the context of current diversification of educational system in the Czech Republic, have different impacts on the wellbeing and mental health of children.
A sample of 868 schoolchildren from five Prague primary schools was studied.
The schools selected for our study represent the spectrum of prevalent educational orientations in transforming compulsory education system.
The following indicators of school stress were examined : general anxiety, emotional and psychosomatic balance, learning disabilities and behavioural disorders, type A behaviour, mental capacity, attitudes toward school, and social climate of a class as perceived by pupils.
Consequently, selected sample of children underwent a thorough neuropaediatric examination.
The findings confirmed our original assumption.
The least negative characteristics were found at schools with the climate of confidence and respect among principals, staff, pupils and parents.
An authoritarian principal who back the demanding requirements of the traditional education system may cause a climate of mistrut and fear, anxiety and psychomatic troubles in the pupils and in teachers as well and learning and behaviour disorders in the pupils.
The negative experience endangers healthy development of school population.
Thinking about application of our results on health promotion programmes at school,...
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Ecole primaire, Stress, Stratégie, Enseignement, Climat social, Bien être, Santé, Trouble comportement, Trouble apprentissage, Milieu scolaire, République tchèque, Epidémiologie, Santé publique, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Primary school, Stress, Strategy, Teaching, Social climate, Well being, Health, Behavioral disorder, Learning disability, School environment, Czech Republic, Epidemiology, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0141611
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.