Coronavirus-Related Health Literacy of Polish School Principals : A Cross-Sectional Study

Author: Karina Leksy
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5907-7836
Year of publication: 2023
Source: Show
Pages: 36-49
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.23.73.3.03
PDF: tner/202303/tner7303.pdf

This study aimed to evaluate Polish school principals’ coronavirus-related health literacy (HL) level and explore the respondents’ feelings in the context of the pandemic media information overload . The survey was conducted in 8 out of 16 provinces in Poland between June 2021 and December 2021 using an online questionnaire. Research revealed that the most challenging for Polish school principals was judging the reliability of the media-based information about COVID-19. Moreover, respondents’ coronavirus-related HL was positively associated with feeling well-informed about the pandemic and less confused concerning media information about coronavirus. Enhancing school principals’ HL is recommended, as it can positively affect the entire school community through health-oriented leadership behaviour and prevent an infodemic, facilitating school management and making the right decisions.

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