Knowledge of mothers regarding child abuse in the selected rural and urban areas in Sivagangai district, Tamilnadu

Meera, R (2010) Knowledge of mothers regarding child abuse in the selected rural and urban areas in Sivagangai district, Tamilnadu. Masters thesis, Matha College of Nursing, Manamadurai.

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Abstract

Knowledge of mothers regarding child abuse in the selected rural and urban areas in Sivagangai district, Tamilnadu OBJECTIVES: To assess the existing level of knowledge regarding child abuse among urban mothers. To assess the existing level of knowledge regarding child abuse among rural mothers. To find out the difference between urban and rural mothers knowledge regarding child abuse. To find out the association between the knowledge of urban mothers regarding child abuse and their demographic variables such as age of mothers, sex of the child, family income, education, family status, occupation, religion, type of family, knowledge gain through media, number of children’s in the family, birth order of the children and place of living. To find out the association between the knowledge of rural mothers regarding child abuse and their demographic variables such as age of mothers, sex of the child, family income, education, family status, occupation, religion, type of family, knowledge gain through media, number of children’s in the family, birth order of the children and place of living. HYPOTHESES: There will be a significant difference in knowledge regarding child abuse between urban and rural mothers. There will be a significant association between the knowledge of urban mothers regarding child abuse and demographic variables such as age of mothers, sex of the child, family income, education, family status, occupation, religion, type of family, knowledge gain through media, number of children’s in the family, birth order of the children and place of living. There will be a significant association between the knowledge of rural mothers regarding child abuse and demographic variables such as age of mothers, sex of the child, family income, education, family status, occupation, religion, type of family, knowledge gain through media, number of children’s in the family, birth order of the children and place of living. ASSUMPTIONS: Urban mothers will have more awareness regarding child abuse than rural mothers. Mothers who have adequate knowledge can prevent child abuse. Selected demographic Variable may influence the mothers knowledge about child abuse. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS Knowledge In this study, it refers to mother’s understanding and awareness about the child abuse that is acquired through friends, education, mass media and personal experience. Mother In this study, it refers to those who are having children in the age group between 3 to 12 years. Child Abuse In this study, it refers to maltreatment of children physically, emotionally and sexually by the parents, guardians, other care taker, neighbours or strangers. Urban Area In this study, urban area refers to those who are living in or situated houses in town or city. Rural Area In this study, rural area refers to those who are living in or situated houses in a pastoral or agricultural area. LIMITATIONS: The study was limited to mothers those who are having children between the age group of 3 to 12 years. The sample of the study was limited to hundred. The study period was limited to six weeks. The Setting of the study was limited to Manamadruai and Kalpiravu. PROJECTED OUTCOMES: This Study helps to assess the awareness of mothers regarding child abuse. This Study findings helpful in preventing child abuse in Selected area. This Study finding would help to identify the area that need for further teaching. It shows the difference in knowledge of child abuse between urban and rural mother.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; Mothers; Child; Abuse; Rural And Urban Areas; Sivagangai
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 05:32
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 05:32
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5745

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