Comparative study to assess the behavioral pattern of single child and child with sibling between the age group of 6-12 yrs in selected areas at Manamadurai.

Kalaivani, C (2012) Comparative study to assess the behavioral pattern of single child and child with sibling between the age group of 6-12 yrs in selected areas at Manamadurai. Masters thesis, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai.

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Abstract

A comparative study to assess the behavioral pattern of single child and a child with siblings between the age group of 6-12 yrs in selected areas at Manamadurai. METHODOLOGY The quantitative research approach was adopted for this study. A comparative research design was used in this study. This study was conducted at Manamadurai, Sivagangai district. Convenience sampling technique was used for sample selection. The samples consist of 100 children in the age group of 6-12 years. Among them 50 samples were single child and 50 samples were a child with siblings who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. OBJECTIVES: To assess the behavioral pattern of a single child. To assess the behavioral pattern of child with siblings. To compare the behavioral pattern of a single child and the child with siblings between the age group between 6-12 yrs. To find out the association between the behavioral pattern of a single child and their selected demographic variables such as mother’s age, educational status, occupation, income, parenting style, and child age, sex, type of family, birth order and educational status. To find out the association between the behavioral pattern of children with siblings and their selected demographic variables such as mother’s age, educational status, occupation, income, parenting style, and child age, sex, type of family, birth order and educational status. HYPOTHESES There was a significant difference between the single child and the child with siblings in behavioral pattern. There was a significant association between the behavioral pattern of a single child and their selected demographic variable such as mother’s age, educational status, and occupation, parenting style, and child age, sex, type of family, birth order and educational status. There was a significant association between the behavioral Pattern of children with siblings and their selected demographic variables such as mother’s age, educational status, and occupation income, parenting style, and child age, sex, type of family, birth order and educational status. MAJOR FINDINGS: A majority of 22 (44%) mothers were between the age group of 28-31 yrs. A majority of 18 (36%) mothers was having higher secondary education. The majority of single child mothers 21 (42%) were professionals, Sibling child mothers 20 (40%) were cooly workers. The majority of the children‘s mother monthly income was about 24 (48%) 2001-5000. The majority of samples were Muslim 24 (48%). Single child 21 (42%) was nuclear family. Sibling child 19 (38%) were joint family. Single child 19 (38%) parents were uninvolved. Sibling child 21(42%) parents were permissive. Single child 22 (44%) falls between the age of 9-10 yrs. Sibling child 25 (50%) falls between the age of 9-10 yrs. Sibling child 32 (64%) were female. Sibling child 33 (66%) were second child. Single child 14 (28%) was V STD. Sibling child 14 (28%) where IV STD. Sibling child 34 (68%) was having two children in the family. Behavior pattern was classified as good, average and poor. The majority of single child 33 (66%) had an average behavior pattern. Sibling child 35 (70%) good behavior pattern. There was a significant association between the behavior pattern of a single child and selected demographic variables such as type of family, parenting style and number of children. There was no significant association between the behavior pattern of the single child and demographic variables such as age, educational status, occupation, income, religion and birth order. There was a significant association between the behavior pattern of sibling child and selected demographic variables mothers income. There was no significant association between the behavior pattern of sibling child and demographic variables such as age, type of family, parenting style, educational status, occupation, number of children, religion & birth order. RECOMMENDATIONS The following recommendations are made based on the findings of the study. A similar study can be done on a large sample. A study can be done to find out the behavior problem of the single child family. A study can be done to find out the risk for altered growth and development of children living with behavioral problems. A study can be done to find out the problem of school children. A study can be conducted to identify the effectiveness of a structured teaching program in modification of children’s behavior. A comparative study can be done to find out the behavior problem of pre term and term children. CONCLUSION Childhood period is important in the life. During this period , the child undergoes a remarkable change in the life. Parents and school teachers have to understand the child problem and to solve them. Many of single child having poor interpersonal skills, it results from the less effective relationship. The parents must realize their problem and mingle with them. In order to help and guide the children to lead their life in a healthy manner both physically and mentally. As a part of the curriculum, the researcher has taken to comparing the s behavior pattern of a single child and sibling child as my dissertation work. When the researcher collected the data many of the only children having psychological problems. Each child has different level of behavior pattern. Proper counseling is necessary to treat and evaluate the behavioral problem. Mothers can spend as much time as possible to express their feelings and thoughts to make memorable them.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Behavioral Pattern; Single Child; Child with Sibling; Between the Age Group of 6-12 Yrs; Manamadurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 05:17
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 05:17
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5721

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