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Effectiveness of Life Skills Training Package (LSTP) on Academic Performance among Children Residing in Selected Orphanages, Tamil Nadu, India
Joseph Jeganathan1* and K. Reddemma2
1Department of Mental Health Nursing, Aladi Aruna College of Nursing, Alangulam, Tirunelvelli district, Tamil Nadu, India
2Nodal office, National consortium for PhD Nursing, St. Johns College of Nursing, Bangalore-34, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Adolescence refers to the long transitional developmental period between childhood and adulthood and to a maturational developmental process involving major physical, psychological, cognitive, and social transformations. It is estimated that 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, have lost one or both parents. Over 7 million children are in institutional care worldwide. Research studies have shown various psychosocial factors and skills deficits that are the mediating to the development of various behavioral, psychological as well as health related problems among vulnerable children. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Life Skills Training package (LSTP) on Academic Performance of children residing in selected orphanages in Tamil Nadu. This study adopted a Quasi-experimental Pretest-posttest control group design. The present study was conducted at Sri Kanyakumari Gurukulam Children’s Home, Zion Bethel Home, Loving Hands Trust India, Rehoboth Happy Home, Annai Theresa Children’s Home, Indian Revival Ministries Children’s Home, Tirunelvelli District, Tamil Nadu. Children with age twelve years to eighteen years old comprise the sample for the present study, totally 120 children were selected randomly, from the five selected orphanages and 60 children from the selected orphanages were assigned to experimental group, and 60 children to control group. Data was collected using Socio-demographic data sheet, and Academic record of the children. Then LSTP was administered to the experimental group and the post assessment data were collected at different time interval one week, one month, three month and six month after the intervention from both the groups. Majority in experimental group 68% and in control group, 53% children were in the age group between 12-14 years. In experimental group majority of the children were male 60%. Similarly in control group 58% were males. The pretest Mean score and SD of academic performance in experimental group was 66.3±14.3 and in control group 63.0±13.9. The post-test Mean score and SD of academic performance in experimental group was 66.7±14.4 and in control group 62.4±12.7. Between groups at pre assessment, the mean and SD of experimental group (66.3±14.3) is higher than in control group (63.0±13.9). The present study finding revealed that there is an impact of Life Skills Training package on academic performance of children under residential care settings

Keywords: Children in orphanages,Life Skills Training Package and Academic Performance
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Joseph Jeganathan and Reddemma K. 2017. Effectiveness of Life Skills Training Package (LSTP) on Academic Performance among Children Residing in Selected Orphanages, Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(8): 93-99
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.508.014