A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING CHILD ABUSE AND ITS PREVENTIONAMONG MOTHERS OF UNDERFIVE CHILDREN IN SELECTED RURAL COMMUNITY OF DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET
Author(s):
Meenakashi Dhyani
Keywords:
Knowledge, child abuse, mothers, under five children, information booklet.
Abstract
A study was done to assess the knowledge level of mothers of under five children regarding “child abuse and its prevention” in Jhiverehdi village of Bhuddi Gram Panchayat, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The study samples were 200 mothers of under five children residing in Bhuddi village. Participants were selected by using Non-probability convenient sampling technique. Self structured knowledge questionnaire was administered for the assessment. The study results shows that the majority of mothers 45(22.5%) having inadequate knowledge, 112 (56%) having moderate knowledge and only 43 (21.5%) having adequate knowledge. Area wise knowledge score shows that majority of mothers having adequate knowledge regarding child sexual abuse, followed by prevention of child abuse and child physical abuse with Mean 15.42, Mean percentage 51.4 and standard deviation 5.44. The Chi-Square test done at 0.05 level of significance revealed association of knowledge score with all the demographic variables i.e. age of mothers, educational status, religion, occupation, number of children in the family, family income, type of family and source of previous knowledge. Findings stress the need for teaching programs and awareness campaigns, which in turns may enhance the overall knowledge regarding the child abuse and its prevention.
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Unique Paper ID: 157103

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 22 - 32
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