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Examining The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Academic Achievement in Southwest Florida Third Grade Students Attending Title I and Non-title I Schools

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Date Issued:
2011-04-18
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This ex-post facto correlational study was designed to determine the relationship between academic achievement and Body Mass Index (BMI) in Southwest Florida third grade school students attending Title I and Non-Title I schools. Childhood obesity has emerged as a significant health issue in the elementary school population. According to current research, the trend of childhood obesity has become a serious national health concern among elementary school students. The majority of school districts within Southwest Florida require that all children attending school must participate in a health screening in grades 1, 3, and 6. One specific health screening is used to calculate students’ BMI. The study sample included a population of 951 suburban students that qualified for free/reduced lunch, attending Title I schools in Southwest Florida. The study will also include 1,198 suburban students attending Non-Title I schools in Southwest Florida for a sample total of 2,149 third grade students. Twenty of 44 elementary schools in a specific Southwest Florida school district were randomly selected according to Florida Department of Education Title I and Non-Title I criteria. After examining secondary data from a population of 2,149 Southwest Florida 3rd grade elementary school students, BMI and FCAT achievement was correlated and analyzed. Further research that addresses these limitations is warranted
Title: Examining The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Academic Achievement in Southwest Florida Third Grade Students Attending Title I and Non-title I Schools.
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Name(s): McFarland, Renee L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2011-04-18
Physical Form: bound thesis
Extent: 84 pgs.
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: This ex-post facto correlational study was designed to determine the relationship between academic achievement and Body Mass Index (BMI) in Southwest Florida third grade school students attending Title I and Non-Title I schools. Childhood obesity has emerged as a significant health issue in the elementary school population. According to current research, the trend of childhood obesity has become a serious national health concern among elementary school students. The majority of school districts within Southwest Florida require that all children attending school must participate in a health screening in grades 1, 3, and 6. One specific health screening is used to calculate students’ BMI. The study sample included a population of 951 suburban students that qualified for free/reduced lunch, attending Title I schools in Southwest Florida. The study will also include 1,198 suburban students attending Non-Title I schools in Southwest Florida for a sample total of 2,149 third grade students. Twenty of 44 elementary schools in a specific Southwest Florida school district were randomly selected according to Florida Department of Education Title I and Non-Title I criteria. After examining secondary data from a population of 2,149 Southwest Florida 3rd grade elementary school students, BMI and FCAT achievement was correlated and analyzed. Further research that addresses these limitations is warranted
Identifier: fgcu_ETD_0401 (IID)
Note(s): Degree Awarded: Education Specialist
Department: College of Education
Subject(s): Body Mass Index
Academic Achievement
Children
Obesity
Socio-Economic Status
Overweight
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