International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part C (2017)
Knowledge and awareness among school teachers regarding child abuse
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.
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.