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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Do Mothers Attitude Influence Child Rights in India?
Valliammal Shanmugam1, Ramachandra2, Raja SudhakarKantharaj3
1Lecturer, College of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
2Additional Professor, Department of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
3PhD N Scholar at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences under National consortium for PhD in Nursing, Bangalore
Children form a very important population in any society. The future health status and behaviour of a person are laid down during childhood. To ensure survival and healthy development into adulthood, proper care during childhood should address all the basic needs for children. Child care is mostly the responsibility of mothers. There are very few population based data on attitude of mothers on child rights in South India. The attitude of the mothers towards child rights is very important as they are the basic unit in rearing children. This study was therefore carried out among mothers at selected pediatric outpatient department of South India. The aim of the study was to assess attitude of mothers towards child rights of selected dimensions. An exploratory research design was adopted to accomplish the purpose of this study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 40 mothers. The data was collected for a period of 10 days. Each day four subjects were interviewed. Modified Children's Rights Attitude semi structured four point Likert scale (Rogers and Wrightsman, 1978) was used as main screening instrument. It contained 25 items. The results revealed that the mean attitude score of the subjects was (69.30) with mean percentage of (69.3%). Majority of the subjects (92.5%) had moderately favourable attitude towards child rights. A significant association was found only between attitude score and residential status of the mothers (X2= 7.544, P< 0.05).
Attitude, Child Rights, Mothers.
Valliammal Shanmugam, Ramachandra, Raja SudhakarKantharaj. Do Mothers Attitude Influence Child Rights in India?. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April- June 2014; Page 157-159.
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