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Title:An Evaluation of in-Service Training in Health Education in Thailand
Author(s):Tunyavanich, Nongluk
Department / Program:Health and Safety Education
Discipline:Health and Safety Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Education
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an in-service health education training session that was given to the school teachers by the Health Education Department, Mahidol University, Thailand during April 1-30, 1980, on the health knowledge and attitudes of the participants.
Three questionnaires were administered to the teachers who attended the training workshop in a pretest-posttest and posttest only questionnaire design with a post-posttest measure six weeks after the training session ended. A random of 50 percent of the teachers were pretested, all of them were posttested, and a random of 50 percent were post-posttested. The same treatment using the same questionnaire was also performed on a control group but without the post-posttest.
Results were evaluated by comparing the results of the pretest and posttest of knowledge and attitudes of teachers who attended and did not attend the in-service training workshop. Also, the changes in knowledge and attitudes from posttest to post-posttest in the experimental group were evaluated.
The major findings of the study were: (1) The health knowledge of those teachers who attended the in-service training workshop increased after their participation in the training session. (2) At the post-posttest, the health knowledge of the participating teachers remained the same as it was after the posttest. (3) The attitudes toward health held by the teachers did not change as a result of the in-service training workshop. (4) There was no relationship between knowledge of health and the variables of sex, level of education, experience in teaching health, or previous training in health education of the participating teachers. (5) The older teachers were more likely to have higher health knowledge scores than the younger teachers. (6) The teachers from schools of 501-1,000 students were more likely to perform better on the health knowledge test than the other school size categories. (7) There was no relationship between attitudes toward health and the variables of age, sex, level of education, size of school, experience in teaching health, and previous training in health education of participating teachers. (8) The school district in which these teachers taught did not have any effect on their health knowledge or attitudes toward health. (9) There was a difference in the level of health education knowledge of those participating teachers in different areas of health education tested, with the highest score in school health services and first aids and lowest score in population education and family planning.
Issue Date:1981
Description:139 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8127720
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1981

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