Special Issue "School Health and Wellbeing"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: school health; adolescents; tobacco policies; health and learning; socioeconomic health differences
Interests: health inequalities; network and health; adolescents ‘health behaviors
Children and adolescents spent a remarkable amount of their time at school. School is not only a place for learning, but also an important setting for peer relationships and activities. Health and risk factors for health are closely related with a school’s organization and performance, the effects of which can be seen in adulthood in educational health differences.
We understand health as a concept covering physical and psychosocial aspects, and that the health of individual students and the school community in whole can be a target of research. There is, however, less research on the factors and processes that affect an entire school community. Schools can be seen as organizations with their own ethos and practices, but which need to follow national guidelines.
We welcome papers that address school health and wellbeing from different perspectives and research fields: Public health, sociology, psychology, geography, and economics. Multidisciplinary papers are of particular interest here, as well as those being able to study different levels (individual, class, school) or cross-country comparisons. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative approaches and hope that the papers bring an understanding of improving school health and wellbeing. We are looking forward to receiving your contribution and creating a Special Issue that will provide readers with new information on school health and wellbeing.
Prof. Dr. Arja Rimpelä
Prof. Vincent Lorant
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Learning and health
- School health promotion policies and practices
- Health and health behaviors in the school community
- Educational trajectories and wellbeing
- School health and welfare services