In the present world, the corporal punishment has been largely rejected in favor of other disciplinary methods. Modern judiciaries often favor fines or incarceration, whilst modern school discipline avoids physical coercion. Although corporal punishment is still used in many domestic settings it has been banned in seventeen countries.The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on Corporal punishment among the mothers of children, in selected school, Kota, Rajasthan.
Method: 30 mothers were selected through non probability sampling method in which convenient sampling technique has been used for the selection of subject. The investigator prepared the questionnaire and structured teaching programme to evaluate the knowledge of mothers of children regarding Corporal punishment. The Structure teaching programme was administered at the end of the post-test. The post-test was carried out after 7 days, using the same tool as the pre-test. The data was conveniently summarized and tabulated by applying descriptive and inferential statistics which was planned for analysis.
Results: This chapter deals with the analysis and interpretation of the data collected from 30 mothers in selected school of Kota, Rajasthan. Based of the finding the result of the study shows that the pre-test knowledge of the mothers of children of the group was 39.6%.This indicates “inadequate knowledge” related to the mothers. The post test knowledge of the mothers of children of the group was 81.6%. The difference between the pre-test and post-test was 42.0% and the paired “t” value regarding the effectiveness was 36.97. There is a significant association between post test knowledge score and selected socio-demographic variables like age of the mother (X2 value is 25.60), educational status (X2 value is 11.48), income of the family (X2 value is (13.52).
Conclusion: The findings of the study support the need for conducting educational programme to increase the knowledge of the mothers of children regarding Corporal punishment. The study proves that mothers of children are having inadequate knowledge regarding Corporal punishment before the administration of STP. But there is a tremendous improvement in the knowledge after the administration of STP. Hence there is a need to improve their knowledge by conducting teaching programme.