Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
This was a descriptive study that assessed school nurses' perceptions of health-promoting behavior. A sample of 33 school nurses was asked to complete the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP-II) to measure their health-promoting lifestyle. The HPLP-II is a Likert-styled instrument that consists of 52 items divided among six subscales. The six subscales are: (1) health responsibility; (2) physical activity; (3) nutrition; (4) interpersonal relations; (5) spiritual growth and; (6) stress management. The findings indicated that the nurses perceived interpersonal relationships and spiritual growth to be components of their health-promoting behavior as evidenced by higher mean scores in those two subscales. The mean scores of the remaining subscales were scored as less important pieces of their health behavior.
Furr, Susan Bullard, "The School Nurse's Perception of Health Promotion Behavior" (2009). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 195.