Clean and Healthy Living Behavior in Elementary School Students During Covid-19 Pandemic

Dhina Cahya Rohim, Septina Rahmawati, Nidaul Afidah


Primary School Teacher Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kudus, Central Java




Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on education. The learning process must continue to achieve educational goals in this new normal era. This study aimed to describe the efforts made by schools in habituation of clean and healthy living behavior as one of the preparations for offline learning among elementary school students in Kudus, Central Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative analytic study with phenomenology and ethnographic approaches. This study was conducted at Piji Elementary School, Kudus, Central Java, in 2021. The key informants were headmasters. The additional informants included teachers and students. The data were collected through in-depth interviews, unobtrusive observation, and document reviews. The data were analyzed descriptively.

Results: The school had implemented several efforts for habituation of clean and healthy living behavior, including (1) Applying regulations according to health protocol; (2) Carrying out regular physical activities; (3) Eating nutritious food; (4) Throwing garbage in its place; and (5) Provision of the facilities and infrastructure for teaching and learning activities.

Conclusion: The school has implemented some habits for students’ clean and healthy living habits.


Keywords: healthy living behavior, offline learning, COVID-19, elementary school, students

Correspondence: Dhina Cahya Rohim. Primary School Teacher Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kudus. Jl. Ganesha No. 1 Purwosari, Kudus, Central Java. Email: dhinacahya@­ Mobile: +6281225165535


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