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|Other Titles:||The Path Model Analysis of Schooling,Health Behaviors, and Mental Health for Junior High School Teachers|
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education National Taiwan Normal University
Education and health are the most important resources of human capital.Education has been found to have a positive effect on various health outcomes,but the patterns of causality on these correlations are likely to be complicated.The purpose of this study was to find the relationships among schooling, health behaviors and mental health. Methods of both survey and structure equation modeling were applied in this study. In the conceptualization of a construct for health, the study had both an active and passive part, and incorporated sport and recreation, nutrition/food and the living environment in measurements for health behaviors.This study was conducted with questionnaires designed based on related empirical studies; the questionnaires were distributed to junior high school teachers in Taiwan. The findings of this study showed that schooling of teachers directly influenced their health behaviors.Additionally, the effects of health behaviors on mental health were shown to be direct ones. These results provide evidence that education affected health outcomes by improving the efficiency of different behaviors, and imply that the allocative efficiency hypothesis may be the primary reason for schooling having an impact on health outcomes. Finally, health behaviors were shown to have mediating effects on mental health situations.
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