Effectiveness of concentration enhancement activity on attention and concentration among school age children

Shiney, Varghese (2014) Effectiveness of concentration enhancement activity on attention and concentration among school age children. Masters thesis, Madha College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

Attention is the concentrated direction of the mind, especially to a problem or task. Concentration is the ability to keep one’s attention on a particular object or domain. We use our attention and concentration skills every day, often with little effort and without really noticing them. Attention and concentration cause problems with everything from maths test to social relationships to motivation for learning. In order to function effectively, one needs to be able to concentrate on and pay attention to the task at hand. A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of concentration enhancement activity on attention and concentration among school age children. The hypothesis formulated was that there is a significant association between concentration enhancement activity on attention and concentration among school age children. The review of literature included studies which provided a strong foundation for the study including the basis for conceptual framework and formation of tool. The research design used for this study was pre experimental one group pre test post test design. It was carried out with 30 samples those who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. A modified attention profile and card game was used to assess the pre test and post test level of attention and concentration. Concentration enhancement activity was conducted for the duration of 30 minutes for six days. The post test was assessed on seventh day by using same tool. The analysis revealed that the pre test level of attention mean score was 29.83 with the standard deviation of 6.73 and the post test level of attention mean score was 18.53 with standard deviation of 5.14. The pre test level of concentration mean score was 21.57 with standard deviation of 4.78 and post test level of concentration mean score was 13.83 with standard deviation of 3.60. The paired‘t’ test value of attention was 9.72 and concentration was 6.71 which showed very high significant at the level of p<0.001. The Karl Pearson correlation coefficient value of r = 0.56 at the level of p<0.01 which showed moderate correlation between post test level of attention and concentration among school age children. Hence it indicates the effectiveness of concentration enhancement activity on attention and concentration among school age children. So the research hypothesis was accepted for the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concentration Enhancement Activity ; Attention ; Concentration ; School Age Children.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 05:59
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 02:17
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/1519

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