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Health Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, and Stress of Elemen-tary School Students in Korea


Background: We aimed to provide the baseline data of nursing intervention for promoting the health promotion and promotion of growth and development for elementary students.

Methods: By subjecting the 887 elementary students from 20 elementary schools located in the northern area of Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea, data were gathered from April 10-May 30, 2017. The SPSS was used for analysis of data.

Results: Some elements of emotional intelligence were found to differ depending on the gender and family type of lower-grade children, and depending on gender, sleep time, family type, and physical activity experience of higher-grade children. Some factors of stress were found to have differences according to sleeping time of the lower grades, and according to gender, sleeping time, family type, and whether they have experience in physical activity of higher-graders.

Conclusion: It is possible to improve emotional intelligence and solve the stress of elementary students. This study will be the baseline data on developing the Health Promotion Education Arbitration Program for elementary students.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i10.7500
Elementary school students; Health behavior Emotional intelligence Stress

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Park SY, Shin HS, Park S. Health Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, and Stress of Elemen-tary School Students in Korea. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(10):2002-2009.