KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF MOTHERS TOWARDS THE PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5088-5095
AbstractObjectives: To determine the correlation between knowledge and attitude of mothers of school-going children regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse to develop an informational booklet.
Methods: A quantitative research approach with a correlational descriptive design was used to conduct the current study. A 100 numbers of mothers having school-going children were selected by purposive sampling technique at Shyampur, Khordha, Odisha. A self-structured knowledge and attitudinal tool were used to find out the knowledge and attitude of mothers towards the prevention of child sexual abuse and their relationship.
Result: As per the statistical analysis 54%, 34%, 12% of mothers having average, good and poor level of knowledge on prevention of child sexual abuse respectively whereas 52%, 27%, 19% and 2% of mothers were having negative, positive, strongly positive and strongly negative attitude towards prevention of “child sexual abuse” respectively.
The findings from co relational analysis show that there was a significant positive relationship between the knowledge and attitude of mothers towards prevention of “child sexual abuse” as the ‘r’ value is 0.284 at p-value 0.004.
Conclusion: The study concluded that, mothers are having some knowledge towards the prevention of child sexual abuse but also possessing some degree of negative attitude towards the same which can be enhanced through information booklets and different awareness programs.
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