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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-10  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Effectiveness of Brief and Structured Orientation Programme for Primary School Teachers on Behavioural Problems of Children
Nirmala1* and K. Reddemma2
1College of Health and Sports Sciences, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
2Nodal Office, National Consortium for PhD Nursing, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author

Today’s children are tomorrow’s responsible citizens of the world. The future of our country depends on the mental health of our young people. The current study is an attempt to promote primary prevention of child’s behaviour problems by means of educating teachers in early identification of such problems with the help of acquired knowledge through a brief orientation programme. Hence the researcher felt the need to assess the knowledge of primary school teachers on behavioural problems of children and to evaluate the effectiveness of structured orientation programme on behavioural problems of children.  The present study adopted a quantitative approach and the research design was before-after (with single group) experimental design. In this design, a single test group (experimental group) was selected and knowledge scores were measured before the orientation programme. Brief and structured programme was then introduced and their knowledge scores were reassessed after orientation programme. The study involved primary school teachers of four primary English medium schools. The teachers teaching children between 6-9 years in English medium schools in Bangalore city. Sample comprised of 30 teachers selected by purposive sampling techniques. Data was collected using socio-demographic data sheet, structured self report on teacher’s knowledge about behaviour problems of school going children.  Orientation programme was organised into 5 sessions. Pre test was administered and implemented orientation programme and post assessment was done using the same questionnaire and an evaluation proforma to evaluate the utility, understanding and opinion about orientation programme was done. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential analysis. The results of the study revealed that majority 60% of the teachers belonged to the age group of 20-30 yrs, majority 56.7% of the teachers belonged to Hindu religion. Regarding the education 36.7% had graduate education. In relation to the marital status majority 56.7% were married. Regarding the total number of experience, majority 56.7% of the teachers had experience less than 5 years, and 46.7% of teachers have exposed to abnormal behavior among children. The study showed that there was a knowledge gain among primary school teachers about behavioural problems among children aged 6-9 yrs is statistically proved. The research study concluded that orientation programme was found to be effective in improving knowledge of primary school teachers on behavioural problems of children between 6-9 yrs of age. This study shows that a orientation programme can equip teachers with knowledge which in turn influences their management styles. This also shows nurses as a part of the multidisciplinary team involved in mental health promotion can influence the community through their knowledge. This serves as a basis for future studies in this new area which is ever expanding.

Keywords: Orientation programme, Knowledge, behavioural problems of children, primary school teachers
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Nirmala, G and Reddemma K. 2022. Effectiveness of Brief and Structured Orientation Programme for Primary School Teachers on Behavioural Problems of Children.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(10): 7-16
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1010.002
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