Influential factors of school involvement in family partnership of health-promoting primary schools in Taiwan

Yu Zhen Niu, Chieh-Hsing Liu, Shy Yang Chiou, Cheng Yu Chen

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Abstract

Objectives: This paper explores the factors influencing the involvement of health-promoting Taiwanese elementary schools in school-family partnership.

Methods: The study design was cross-sectional. A stratified random sample was used, according to the size of the districts and individual schools, to select participants from 2,675 primary schools in Taiwan. A total of 584 participants were recruited and the response rate was 67% (n=391). Structured questionnaires including items on demographics, predisposing factors, reinforcing factors, enabling factors, and involvement in school-family partnership, were used to collect data. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and hierarchy regression, and p < .05 was considered statistically significant. The research framework was based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model.

Results: The demographics, predisposing factors, reinforcing factors, and enabling factors were the major factors affecting school involvement in school-family partnership, accounting for 46.4% of the total variance for involvement in school-family partnership. The demographics, predisposing factors, reinforcing factors, and enabling factors can divided for 4.4%, 13.2%, 20.3% & 8.6% of the total variances.

Conclusions: The availability of helpful resources, supportive policymaking, supportive principal, colleagues, and perceived efficacy of school-family partnership, can successfully enhanced school involvement in school-family partnership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-303
Number of pages14
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Hierarchy regression
  • Involvement in school-family partnership
  • PRECEDE-PROCEED model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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