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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part E (2023)

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among primary school teachers in selected schools of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among primary school teachers in selected schools of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Author(s)
Neha Choudhary
Abstract
Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common chronic mental disorders that can affect school-aged children. Primary school teachers play an essential role in the assessment of children’s behaviors and can be the first ones to identify children with ADHD. Adequately knowledgeable school teachers can play an essential role in early detection and proper treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at school.
Methodology: Quantitative research approach with descriptive research design had been adopted for the study and convenient sampling technique was used. Total 100 Primary school teachers were taken for the study. Data was collected with the help of Self structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: Findings of the study clearly depicted that the primary school teachers had average knowledge regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Socio-demographic variable i.e. types of school was significantly associated with knowledge level in primary school teachers and other socio demographic variables i.e. age, gender, educational qualification, experience, teachers having children, type of family and source of information were not significantly associated with the knowledge level of primary school teachers. The mean test knowledge score was 16.63.
Conclusion: The purpose of study was to assess the knowledge regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among primary school teachers. From the result of the study it was concluded that the primary school teachers had average knowledge regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). On the basis of the research findings an informational booklet on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was developed and disseminated to the subjects.
Pages: 310-314  |  28 Views  3 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Neha Choudhary. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among primary school teachers in selected schools of district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Int J Appl Res 2023;9(1):310-314.
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