Effectiveness of diversional activities on violent behaviors among school children in selected government schools at Kanyakumari district

Vijila, - (2016) Effectiveness of diversional activities on violent behaviors among school children in selected government schools at Kanyakumari district. Masters thesis, Sree Mookambika College of Nursing, Kulasekharam..


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The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes violence as a leading Worldwide Public Health Problem. WHO defines violence as “The intentional use of physical force or power threatened against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal development or deprivation? The public health and educational communities have launched a spectrum of violence prevention interventions to increase youth pro social behavior and reduce violence as a societal problem. The overall objective of the study was to assess the Effectiveness of Diversional Activities on Violent Behaviors by comparing the pre test and post test scores. The study was designed as pre experimental design with one group pretest and post test design. Total of 30 samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. The investigator used Violent Behavior Assessment Rating Scale to collect the data. Pilot study was conducted with 3 samples. The result of the pilot study revealed that the tool was adequate. The main study was conducted on 30 selected School Children. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The analysis revealed that there was a significant reduction in the Mean Violent Behavior. The pretest score was 24.7 and post test score was 9.2. Diversional activities reduced the level of violent behaviors. The value calculated for the difference of pretest and post test is statistically significant. The ‘t’ value found 2.04 at 0.05 level of significant. That showed there was reduction in the level of violent behaviors. Chi-square test was used to analyze the association between the demographic variables and violent behaviors score. There is no association between violent behaviors and demographic variables such as age, sex, education of father, education of mother, family income, and area of living, duration of gaming/day, types of games, duration of watching Television /day, type of programme. Diversional Activities are effective in reducing the level of violent behavior in younger generation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Violent Behaviors; Diversional Activities; School children
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 11:11
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2510

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