Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología
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ORTIZ MARTINEZ, Mayelín et al. Habits, psychosocial features and results of learning in primary school students in "Cayo Hueso", La Habana. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.2, pp. 154-164. ISSN 1561-3003.
Ministry of Education take actions to fulfil the objectives of the Third Educational Revolution; one is the multicenter project leaded by the Central Institute of Educational Science, "Learning for Everybody" where authors requested to National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology the carrying out of an study to characterize the life habits and the psychosocial features of primary school students, according to the results of their learning and that are related to habits and the psychosocial features with the academic results. The study was complex, combined, cross sectional, descriptive and analytical (case-control) conducted in the first to sixth grades students from the six educational institutions of primary teaching of the above mentioned council during the school course 200-2007. To fulfill the objectives the mother filled a questionnaire with questions on the educational history of children, habits and behaviors. There were identified inappropriate life habits and behaviors with predominance in students with learning problems including: to play in excess, an insufficient sleep hours or with difficulties for it, bad relationships with parents and other family members, the violent behavior, restless and impulsive, to be sad without any reason, no satisfied with the studies and to hate the frustrations. The risk factors included the above mentioned situations. As a protector factor was to read in the spare time.
Keywords : Learning results; learning problems; risk factors; habits; behavior.