Effectiveness of school based education on levels of knowledge, attitude and expressed practices regarding prevention of sexual abuse among schoolers at selected Schools, Vellore

Arivukkodi, S (2016) Effectiveness of school based education on levels of knowledge, attitude and expressed practices regarding prevention of sexual abuse among schoolers at selected Schools, Vellore. Masters thesis, Sri Narayani College of Nursing, Thirumalaikodi.

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Abstract

Child sexual abuse includes any activity that uses a child to create sexual gratification either in themselves or in others. The intent to use children in any way to create sexual arousal is illegal. This criminal behavior that is aggressively prosecuted and severely punished by the legal system of India IPC Section 12 with 3 years imprisonment and fine for child sexual abusers. METHODS The research design selected was True experimental design. Simple random sampling Technique was adopted to select 30 schoolers in the experimental and 30 in the control group. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysis and interpretation of data. RESULTS Nearly half of the schoolers were 14 (47%) around the age of 11 years in the experimental and control group. Majority of schoolers 26 (87%) belongs to urban areas in the experimental group and nearly three fourth of schoolers 22 (73%) belongs to urban area in the control group. Nearly half of the schoolers 14 (47%) were birth order of two in the experimental group and 18(60%) were birth order of two in the control group. More than one quarter 10 (33%) fathers were graduate and above in the experimental and in the control group. Regarding the effectiveness of school based education the pretest knowledge mean score was 15.04 and ± SD is 3.06. The pre-test expressed practices mean score is 37.2 and ± SD is 20.32. After school based education the post- test mean value is increased to 49.88 and SD is decreased to ± 15.91. CONCLUSION From the study findings, it can be concluded that the school based education was effective in improving the levels of knowledge, positive attitude and positive expressed practices regarding prevention of sexual abuse among schoolers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness; school based education; levels of knowledge; attitude and expressed practices; schoolers.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2018 12:23
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2083

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