Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2017

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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A Pre-experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Awareness about Sexual Abuse among the Adolescents studying in selected School of District Gurdaspur, Punjab



Address:   Mrs. Sumanpreet Kaur
Lecturer, Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, Royal Institute of Nursing, JaitoSarja
Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00008.4

ABSTRACT:
Sexual abuse, referred to as molestation, is forcing undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester. The present study was carried out to assess the level of knowledge regarding awareness of sexual abuse among adolescent girls in selected school of District Gurdaspur, Punjab. and to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding awareness of sexual abuse in terms of knowledge of adolescent girls. The objective for study was: 1. To assess the pre-test knowledge regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school. 2. To assess the post-test knowledge regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school. 3. To compare the pre-test post-test knowledge regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school. 4. To determine the association of pre-test and post-test knowledge score regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school with selected socio-demographic variables. Methods: The Pre- Experimental, quantitative approach was used to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the level of knowledge regarding awareness about sexual abuse among adolescents studying in selected school. Purposive Sampling technique was adopted to draw the sample sample size of 60 adolescents. The study was delimited to adolescents; between the age group of 13-19years.The adolescents who are present at time of data collection in school. The tool consist of self structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge of adolescents studying in selected schools regarding awareness about sexual abuse. The permission for study was obtained from principal of Marigold Academy Aliwal road Batala, Gurdaspur. The data was collected from the adolescents present at that time of data collection and willing to be part of study by means of the self structured questionnaire. Result: Regarding the age group of adolescents, the majority of them belongs to 15-16 years (51%), 17-18 (33%), 13-14 (10%) and 19(5%).There is no significant association found between the level of knowledge related to adolescents with their age in pre and post test. Regarding gender of adolescents, 50% were females and 50% were males. There is no significant association found between the level of knowledge related to adolescents with their gender in pre and post test. Regarding class 25(42%) Of them are of 10th class, 22(37%) Of them are of 11th, 13 (22%) Of them are of 12 and 0(0%) of 9th class. There is no significant association found between the level of knowledge related to adolescents with class in pre interventional and post interventional have no significant association with class. Regarding education of father, 10th 31(51%), 12th 22(37%), primary educated4(7%), and graduated are3(5%). There is significant association found between the levels of knowledge related to adolescents with father’s education. Regarding education of mother, 10th 27(45%), 12th 25(42%), primary educated are 5(8%), graduated are 3(5%). There is no significant association found between the levels of knowledge related to adolescents with mother’s education. Regarding type of family, nuclear 39(65%), joint families 21(35%), extended are 0(0%).there is no significant association found between the levels of knowledge related to adolescents with type of family. Regarding source of income, 5000-10, 000Rs. 33(55%), Less then 5000Rs. 12(20%), Above 20, 000Rs. 11(18%), 10001-20, 000Rs. 4(7%). There is significant association between the knowledge related to adolescents with source of income. Regarding source of information, parents 21(35%), school 20(34%), mass media 11(18%), Others 8(13%). There is significant association found between the levels of knowledge related to adolescents with source of information. Conclusion: Significant association was found between the level of knowledge related to education of father, family income, source of information at p<0.05and there was no significant association found between level of knowledge related to adolescents with their age, gender, class, education of mother and types of family. Hypothesis i.e. There will be a significant difference between pretest and post-test knowledge of adolescents regarding awareness about sexual abuse was accepted at p<0.05.
KEYWORDS:
STP, Awareness, sexual abuse, adolescents, Pre-experimental.
Cite:
Sumanpreet Kaur. A Pre-experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Awareness about Sexual Abuse among the Adolescents studying in selected School of District Gurdaspur, Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(1): 33-43.
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