Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding behavioral problems of school children among primary school teachers
Siddharam Guddad and Dr. Jomet George
Background: A behavioral problem is a departure from normal (acceptable) behavior beyond a point, to the extent behavioral problems can manifest themselves in many ways. There are interchangeable terms for behavior disorders- disruptive behavior disorder, conduct disorders, emotional disorders, and emotional disturbances.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with pre experimental one group pretest posttest design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected from primary schools of Vijaypura district by using non probability purposive sampling technique. The samples of present study comprises of 60 primary school teachers. The tools used for data collection was structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: With regard to pretest level of knowledge it shows that, maximum 40 (66.7%) respondents were having average knowledge, 16 (26.7%) respondents were having good knowledge and remaining 4(6.7%) of respondents were having poor knowledge and during post-test maximum 48 (80%) of respondents were having average knowledge and 12 (20%) of respondents were had good knowledge. The statistical paired’ implies that the difference in the pretest and post-test value was found statistically significant at 5% level (p<0.05) with a paired value of 13.15. There exists a statistical significance in the difference of knowledge score indicating the positive impact of information booklet.
Conclusion: The primary school teachers were had moderate level of knowledge in pretest and is improved after undergoing intervention. School teachers should be equipped with adequate knowledge for finding the behavioral problems among children at the early stage and give proper attention to them.
Siddharam Guddad, Dr. Jomet George. Effectiveness of an information booklet on knowledge regarding behavioral problems of school children among primary school teachers. Int J Adv Psychiatric Nurs 2023;5(1):45-48. DOI: 10.33545/26641348.2023.v5.i1a.112