HEALTH STATUS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
OF GRADE II PUPILS IN PANIKIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SCHOOL YEAR 2009-20010
A proposal thesis presented to
The Graduate School of University of Batangas
Batangas City, Batangas
Rosario U. Hernandez
This research work, though simple as it is, was accomplished by the author through joint cooperation of those individuals who contributed much in putting it into its final form.
The writer wishes to extend her grateful appreciation and sincere thanks to all those who in one way or another have helped her in the preparation of this written work, most especially to the following:
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People make the mistake of thinking that being healthy means not having disease. We can be free from disease and yet not be healthy. To be healthy each of us should have vigorous, strong well-trained body, with good posture and a sound, disciplined mind. Our bodies and our minds should be in such condition that we can get the greatest enjoyment out of work and play, that we can be successful in what we undertake and that we can be of the greatest use of our friends and our community.
All the knowledge concerning health, especially in the fields of science must be mobilized if we are to safeguard the welfare of mankind. A forward step was taken in this direction when the World Health Organization (WHO) was organized in 1946.
The state of well-being of the school child is also influenced by the quality of his physical environment. A safe water supply food sanitation, proper waste disposal, good drainage help prevent gastrointestinal disease including parasitism. On the other hand, waste disposal etc. predisposes the school child to the aforementioned ailments. These ailments affect adversely his nutritional and health status. The control of his environment through environmental sanitation therefore ensures good nutrition and therefore promotes and maintains good health.
For many years the World Health Organization together with other educational group has proclaimed that health in the first objective of education. Society requires that children attend school most physically healthy in body and mind.
However all this is not enough. Life must not only be lengthened as well as enriched through the promotion of health. The integrating forces which are yet to be discovered will have to be used with greater favor.
Tomorrow’s progress in health will depend on the education and awakening of the public, individually, nationally and internationally while science goes forward in making still greater discoveries.
Statement of the Problem
This research attempted to determine and asses the health status and academic performance of Grade III pupils in Panikian Elementary School during the school year 2009-2010.
Specifically, the study sought to answer the following questions:
1. What is the health status of Grade III pupils in Panikian Elementary School in terms of proper nourishment?
2. What is the academic performance of Grade III in terms of quizzes and periodicals, recitation, and assignments?
3. Is there a significant relationship between health status of Grade III pupils and their academic performance?
Statement of the Hypothesis
There is no significant relationship between...