Main Article Content
“A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching regarding school bullying on knowledge among the primary school teachers from selected schools of Sangli, Miraj and Kupwad corporation area”
The objectives of the study:
- To assess the existing knowledge regarding school bullying.
- To assess the post-test knowledge regarding school bullying.
- To compare the pre-test knowledge with post-test knowledge score.
- To find out the association between pre-test knowledge score with demographical variables.
Material and methods:
A Pre-experimental one group pre-test post- test research design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted in selected primary schools of sangli, miraj and kupwadcorporation area. Reliability of structured knowledge questionnaire was done by split half method of statistics. The reliability Karl Pearson’s Correlation coefficient ‘r’ was found to be 0.81 which is more than 0.7, hence it was found to be reliable. The tool for validity was given to 18 experts. The experts were selected based on their clinical experts/teaching experiences. The sample comprised of 50 samples from selected schools of sangli, miraj and kupwad corporation area. Samples were selected using cluster random sampling technique. Data collection was done using structured knowledge questionnaire and data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results and Conclusion:
The findings of the study showed that, at the time of pre-test 88% of the primary school teachers had good knowledge and 12% had Average knowledge regarding the school bullying.At the time of post-test,88% of the primary school teachers had good knowledge and 12% had Average knowledge regarding the school bullying. In comparison of pre test and post-test knowledge score, pre-test average knowledge score was 7.9 with standard deviation of 1.32 and post-test average knowledge score was 11.70 with standard deviation of 1.19. The statistical p value was 0.000 which is less than 0.05. which showed that there was significant difference in the pre-test and post-test knowledge score and planned teaching regarding school bullying was effective.There was significant association between age, teaching experience and previous information with pre-test knowledge score as calculated ‘p’ value was less than 0.05, while there was no significant association between gender and pre-test knowledge score as calculated ‘p’ value was more than 0.05. The study concludes that planned teaching was effective in increasing knowledge level of primary school teachers regarding school bullying. There was significant association between age, teaching experience and previous information with pre-test knowledge score and there was no significant association between gender and pre-test knowledge score.
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