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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part C (2017)

Knowledge and awareness among school teachers regarding child abuse

Author(s)
Arpitha Kotha, Y Vijay Kumar, B Pratibha, Reader and Ankitha CH
Abstract
Introduction: Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. The present study was conducted to determine the knowledge and awareness among school teachers regarding child abuse.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Public health dentistry. It included 110 primary teachers and a questionnaire was prepared regarding knowledge and awareness among school teachers about child abuse. All teachers were advised to score it.
Results: Most of teachers (>90%) had average knowledge and awareness about child abuse. Age group 18- 40 years had 32 males and 26 females and age group 41-60 years had 28 males and 24 females. The difference was non- significant (P-1).
Conclusion: Author found that most of the teachers had average knowledge and awareness among teachers regarding child abuse. In future more educational programmes are required for creating awareness among teacher.
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How to cite this article:
Arpitha Kotha, Y Vijay Kumar, B Pratibha, Reader, Ankitha CH. Knowledge and awareness among school teachers regarding child abuse. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):146-148.
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