Global School Personnel Survey GSPS

$179 / year

The GSPS (Global School Personnel Survey) was initiated in 2000 to collect information on tobacco use, knowledge and attitudes of school personnel toward tobacco, existence and effectiveness of tobacco control policies in schools, and training and materials available for implementing tobacco prevention and control interventions.

Complexity

The Global School Personnel Survey (GSPS) addresses several provisions of the WHO FCTC (The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) that relate to the role of school personnel in tobacco control. Health and education professionals can use the data from the survey to plan, implement, and revise programs to reduce tobacco use among school personnel, improve the dissemination of tobacco- control information to students, and provide school personnel with the resources they need to complement a comprehensive tobacco-control program.

The GSPS is a survey of teachers and administrators working in schools selected to participate in the GYTS (Global Youth Tobacco Survey). It uses self-administered, anonymous data-collection procedures. Names of schools or personnel are not collected and participation is voluntary. Surveys are complete at schools, generally at staff meetings or after school. The 2008 core GSPS questionnaire includes 45 questions, covering five categories; countries can add their own questions. The questionnaires are translated into local languages, and tested in focus groups. The GSPS was initiated in 2000, and has achieved limited global coverage when compared to the GYTS, with most of the surveys in the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The GSPS is subject to at least three limitations. First, the GSPS sample design uses schools selected for the GYTS; thus GSPS is not an independent sample of schools and is dependent on the success of the GYTS. Second, participation of school personnel in GSPS is voluntary. Third, findings are based on self-reports from school personnel who may under- or over-report their behavior and their knowledge of school policies.

Date Created

2015-03-16

Last Modified

2015-11-21

Version

2015-11-21

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2001-2011

Spatial Coverage

World

Source

John Snow Labs; World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA);

Source License URL

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Global Tobacco Use, Global Tobacco Statistics, Global Tobacco Data, Tobacco Use Prevalence, Global Tobacco Survey, Second Hand Tobacco Smoke, Tobacco Use, Tobacco Products, Tobacco Survey, Tobacco Control

Other Titles

GSPS Survey on Tobacco Usage, Global Tobacco Surveillance System School Personnel Survey

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Survey_YearYear in which the survey had been conducteddaterequired : 1
WHO_RegionGeographical regions covered by WHO for the surveystringrequired : 1
CountryThe country in which the survey was conductedstringrequired : 1
Survey_SiteThe area within the site where the survey was conducted. It can be a city, a state or country (mentioned as National)stringrequired : 1
Mpower_Measure_CategoryCategory of MPOWER measure taken.stringrequired : 1
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Indicator_Descriptiondescription of the indicatorstringrequired : 1
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Data_ValueValue of the data collectednumberlevel : Ratio
Data_Value_FootnoteFootnote in case the data is not available or insufficient.string-
High_Confidence_IntervalA higher range of values for a measure constructed so that the range has a specified probability of including the true value of the measurenumberlevel : Ratio
Low_Confidence_IntervalA lower range of values for a measure constructed so that the range has a specified probability of including the true value of the measurenumberlevel : Ratio
Sample_Population_SizeSize of sample populationintegerlevel : Ratio
Region_AbbreviationAbbreviation of the Region in which the survey was conductedstringrequired : 1
Country_AbbreviationAbbreviation of the survey countrystringrequired : 1
Survey_Site_AbbreviationAbbreviation of the survey sitestringrequired : 1
Survey_Site_IDID assigned to the survey siteintegerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Profession_IDID assigned to the profession of the participantstringrequired : 1
Indicator_IDID assigned to the indicatorstringrequired : 1
Survey YearWHO RegionCountrySurvey SiteMpower Measure CategoryIndicator DescriptionProfession of ParticipantData ValueData Value FootnoteHigh Confidence IntervalLow Confidence IntervalSample Population SizeRegion AbbreviationCountry AbbreviationSurvey Site AbbreviationSurvey Site IDProfession IDIndicator ID
2011Region of the AmericasMexicoMexico - TepicPercentage of school personnel who think smoke from other people's cigarettes is harmful to themTotal99.0405.0AMRmxmx120622M99Q61
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalProtectPercentage of school personnel who agree that schools should have a policy prohibiting tobacco use among school personnelTotal59.5469.0EURezez100364M03Q51
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalProtectPercentage of school personnel who reported that their school has a policy prohibiting tobacco use among studentsTotal84.0476.0EURezez100364M03Q56
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalProtectPercentage of school personnel who agree that schools should have a policy prohibiting tobacco use among studentsTotal86.9473.0EURezez100364M03Q52
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalProtectPercentage of school personnel who reported that their school has a policy prohibiting tobacco use among school personnelTotal47.4473.0EURezez100364M03Q55
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalProtectPercentage of school personnel who reported that their school's policy prohibiting tobacco use among students and school personnel is enforcedTotal60.4477.0EURezez100364M03Q57
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalPercentage of school personnel who reported that tobacco use prevention is included in their school's curriculumTotalNo Data Available. Indicator was not included in survey.EURezez100364M99Q58
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalPercentage of school personnel who think teachers need specific training to be able to teach students how to avoid or stop using tobaccoTotal52.6475.0EURezez100364M99Q64
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalPercentage of school personnel who reported having access to teaching and learning materials about tobacco use and how to prevent its use among youthTeachers57.2404.0EURezez100364M99Q70
2011European RegionCzech RepublicCzech Republic - NationalPercentage of school personnel who reported ever receiving training to prevent tobacco use among youthTeachers21.2406.0EURezez100364M99Q69