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TitleRoles of the interaction with children and families in mediating the association between digital health literacy and well-being of early childhood teachers in Portugal: A cross-sectional study
Author(s)Rosário, Rafaela
Barros Araújo, Sara
Silva, Ana Sofia
Barros, Sílvia
Issue date2023
PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)
JournalPLoS ONE
CitationRosário, R., Barros Araújo, S., Silva, A., & Barros, S. (2023, September 20). Roles of the interaction with children and families in mediating the association between digital health literacy and well-being of early childhood teachers in Portugal: A cross-sectional study. (A. Garavand, Ed.), Plos One. Public Library of Science (PLoS). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0291748
Abstract(s)AIM: To analyze the associations between early childhood education (ECE) teachers´ digital health literacy (DHL) and well-being, and to determine whether the ECE teachers´ interaction with children and family mediated these associations. METHODS: A total of 853 early childhood teachers, predominantly women (99.4%) participated in this cross-sectional study. The participants had a mean age of 39.9 years (standard deviation SD = 8.2). Data was collected through an online survey. DHL was assessed using five subscales adapted to the new coronavirus context, and the professionals´ well-being was measured using the WHO-5 well-being scale. Binary logistic regression and mediation analysis were used to analyze the data. RESULTS: ECE teachers' DHL in dimensions of "information searching" and "determining relevance" had both direct and indirect effect on their well-being. Specifically, higher DHL in these dimensions was associated with better well-being. The dimension "evaluating reliability" had an indirect positive effect on well-being by promoting interaction with children. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that improving ECE teachers´ DHL could have a positive effect on their well-being and their interactions with children. Therefore, it is recommended to develop health promotion practices aimed at enhancing DHL among ECE teachers. Additionally, integrating DHL contents and competencies more prominently into the qualification, further education and training of ECE teachers may help equip them with the necessary skills to access and apply health information effectively. This, in turn, can enhance interactions with children and contribute to their overall well-being.
TypeArticle
DescriptionData Availability Statement: All DHL descriptive files are available from the https://doi.org/10.34622/datarepositorium/LF7URM.
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/87088
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0291748
e-ISSN1932-6203
Publisher versionhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0291748
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:ESE-CIE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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