J Korean Community Nurs.  2003 Dec;14(4):707-716.

The Estimated Factors for School Adaptation on School Aged Children by General Characteristics: 5 Elementary Schools

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  • 1College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to examine estimation variables and predicted probability for school-aged children's school adaptation.
METHODS
The subjects of this study consisted of 614 children. Data were analyzed by logistic regression using SPSS Windows 11.0.
RESULTS
1. Girls adjusted themselves 1.65 times easier than boys, and 5th- and 6th-graders adjusted themselves slightly easier than 4th-graders. Children with monthly pocket money lower than 10,000 won adjust adjusted 2.92 times easier than those with a larger amount of pocket money, unhealthy children adjusted themselves 2.44 times easier than healthy ones, and children with low academic achievement adjusted themselves 2.68 times easier than those with high academic achievements. 2. As for family economic status, children who thought the economic condition of their family poor adjusted themselves 2.41 times easier than those who thought the economic condition of their family fine. As for conversation with people, children conversing with families and relatives adjusted themselves 2.69 times easier and those conversing with friends and others adjusted themselves 2.71 times easier than those conversing with none. Children from normal families adjusted themselves 3.44 times easier than those from deficiency families. 4. The overall prediction rate was 73.9%.
CONCLUSIONS
It is concluded that nurses, teachers and parents are important in improving school-aged children's adaptation to school life.

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