Effectiveness of Behavioral Modification Therapy in Coping with Adjustmental Problems among Juvenile Delinquents

Kishanth Olive, (2010) Effectiveness of Behavioral Modification Therapy in Coping with Adjustmental Problems among Juvenile Delinquents. Masters thesis, Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing, Melmaruvathur.

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of behavioral modification therapy in coping with the level of adjustmental problems among juvenile delinquents. A total number of 50 samples were selected for this study. On the first day, the level of adjustmental problems was assessed by using modified James Watson and Richard ongoing assessment of juvenile delinquents. On the last day, the evaluation was done by using the same tool. In pretest out of 50 samples 08 individuals exhibited severe adjustmental problems and 42 individuals exhibited moderate adjustmental problems. It was found that 47 individuals exhibited mild adjustmental problems and 03 individuals exhibited moderate adjustmental problems which shows that the behavioral modification therapy was effective in reducing the level of adjustmental problems among juvenile delinquents. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: 1. The pretest mean score was 37.38 with the standard deviation of 3.13. In post test mean score was 25.98 with the standard deviation of 1.37. 2. The calculated value was compared with the tabulated value. since the calculated value was greater than the tabulated value. So we accept the alternative hypothesis. Hence the behavioral modification therapy was effective in managing individuals with adjustmental problems. 3. Effectiveness of behavioral modification therapy was correlated with the selected demographic variables of juvenile delinquents. It showed that there was significant positive correlation between variables such as age, type of family, marital status of parents, residence. NURSING IMPLICATIONS: The findings of the present study have implications in the field of Nursing education, Nursing service, Nursing administration and Nursing research. 1. The present study can help nurses to enrich their knowledge on adjustmental problems among juvenile delinquents. 2. Helps nurses to identity the underlying adjustmental problems by collection of detail history from primary and secondary informant. 3. Understanding the needs of juvenile delinquents who are having adjustmental problems may help nurse to plan and provide appropriate nursing care. NURSING EDUCATION: 1. Trained Nurses and student nurses who are working in psychiatric ward and observational homes. 2. Student Nurses can be posted for clinical experience in the observation homes for juvenile delinquents and in psychiatric wards. 3. In the organization of continuing education programmes to enhance knowledge on juvenile delinquents and its management. NURSING SERVICE: 1. To utilize the tool for assessing the behavioral problems of children in juvenile homes and in psychiatric wards. 2. Psycho education can be given to parents and guardians to take care of the juvenile delinquents. 3. Emphasis on rehabilitation of the juvenile delinquents and follow up to prevent further complications. 4. Encourage staff nurse to undergo short term psychotherapy courses. NURSING ADMINISTRATION: 1. Nurse administrators can impose the routine practice of behavioral modification therapies in observation homes and special schools and psychiatric set ups. 2. Nursing administrators can frame new policy and protocols for managing juvenile delinquents 3. Separate behavioral modification health programme with sufficient staff, materials and facilities like behavioural modification therapy centre should be organized in observation homes and special schools. 4. Administration can organize staff development programmes such as CNE, working and inservice education programmes for nurses. 5. Making advertising through mass education on adjustmental problems to community. NURSING RESEARCH: Nurse Researchers should challenge to perform scientific work and take part in application and evaluation of effectiveness of behavioral modification therapy among individuals with adjustmental problems. 1. This study shows the awareness about the adjustmental problem management among public. 2. The study reveals the sound knowledge of the nurse in using modified James Watson and Richard observation check list for juvenile delinquents. 3. The study is preliminary step for exploring the concept of nursing and involved nursing care with respect to the involvement of the delinquents. 4. True experimental studies can be done. 5. Further investigator can use this study as a reference material. 6. The study provides awareness for further studies among the student in this area. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. The study can be done in comparing with other juvenile delinquents or any associated problems with adjustmental problem. 2. The study can be done in large samples. 3. The study can be conducted in individuals in a particular observational homes and special homes to find out the influence of environmental factors for adjustmental problems. 4. A comparative study can be done between the rural and urban individuals. 5. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding various aspects of adjustmental problems among juvenile delinquents.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Behavioral Modification Therapy, Coping, Adjustmental Problems, Juvenile Delinquents.
Subjects: NURSING > Psychiatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 16:19
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2020 04:34
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/13068

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