Effectiveness of peer mediated teaching on knowledge regarding hazards of plastic use among school children in a selected school, Salem.

Abin, Peter (2012) Effectiveness of peer mediated teaching on knowledge regarding hazards of plastic use among school children in a selected school, Salem. Masters thesis, Sri Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem.

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Abstract

A Study was done To Assess the Effectiveness of Peer Mediated Teaching on Knowledge regarding Hazards of Plastic use among School Children in a Selected School, Salem. A quantitative evaluative research approach with pre-experimental (one group pre test post test) design was conducted among 66 school children in 5th and 6th standard, who were selected by Non probability convenience sampling technique from Government Elementary School, Palampatti, Salem. Data was collected from 11.7.2011 to 07.08.2011. A closed ended questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of the school children and based on the pre test scores the top 6 children were selected as the peer educators and were taught about the hazards of plastic use by the investigator and they in turn taught their peer group from the next day onwards under the direct supervision of the investigator. On the 7th day post test was conducted to assess the knowledge of the school children on hazards of plastic use. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Pre test level of knowledge regarding hazards of plastic use, shows that similar percentage of children 30(50%) had inadequate knowledge and moderately adequate knowledge and none of them had adequate knowledge. During post-test all of the children 60(100%) had adequate knowledge. The overall pre test knowledge was 7.11+0.99 which is 31.3% and the post test mean score was 18.35+0.04 which is 83.4% revealing a difference of 51.09%. Highly significant difference found between pre and post test scores of level of knowledge in all the areas and in the overall level of knowledge at P<0.001 level (t = 33.58**). There was no significant association between the level of knowledge of school children and their selected demographic variables at P<0.05 level. The study implies that the peer mediated teaching on level of knowledge of school children regarding hazards of plastic use was an effective intervention to increase the knowledge of children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer Mediated Teaching; Knowledge; Hazards of Plastic Use; School Children; Salem.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 06:32
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 06:32
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3839

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