Assessment of Primary School Teachers’ Knowledge about Stuttering of School-Age Children at First Al-Karkh Education Directorate in Baghdad City

Authors

  • Rafea Qadri Meteab Al-Qaisi1 , Eqbal Ghanim Ali2 , Ali Kareem Khudhair3

Keywords:

Primary School Teachers, Knowledge, Stuttering, School Age Children.

Abstract

Objective(s): To assess knowledge of primary school teachers’ about the stuttering of school-age children

at first al-karkh education directorate in Baghdad city, and find out the relationships between primary school

teachers’ knowledge and their demographic characteristics.

Methodology: The study started from the period of 20th September 2018 to the 1st of March 2020. Probability

samples of 370 primary school teachers were chosen randomly. The questionnaire was designed and

composed of two parts: the first part deals with the teachers’ demographic data; the second part includes a

stuttering knowledge scale. Determined reliability of the questionnaire through a pilot study and determined

validity through a panel of (31) experts. The data was collected through the self-administration method

was used by asking the participants to complete the format of the questionnaire and fulfill the questions,

and it described statistically and analyzed through the use of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis

procedures.

Results: The findings of the present study indicate that (53.5%) of the study sample have poor knowledge

about stuttering of school-age children, and the no-significant relationship between teachers’ demographical

characteristics and their knowledge about stuttering.

Conclusions: The study concludes that most of the teachers’ had poor knowledge about the stuttering of

school-age children, and there are no effects of socio-demographic characteristics of teachers’ on their

knowledge about stuttering.

Recommendations: The study recommended an education program for primary school teachers about

stuttering to improving their knowledge about stuttering in the school environment.

Author Biography

Rafea Qadri Meteab Al-Qaisi1 , Eqbal Ghanim Ali2 , Ali Kareem Khudhair3

1Ph.D. Academic Nurse, Ministry of Health, 2Professor and Academic Supervisor, College of Nursing, University of

Baghdad, 3Professor and Academic Supervisor, College of Nursing, University of Karbala

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Rafea Qadri Meteab Al-Qaisi1 , Eqbal Ghanim Ali2 , Ali Kareem Khudhair3. (2020). Assessment of Primary School Teachers’ Knowledge about Stuttering of School-Age Children at First Al-Karkh Education Directorate in Baghdad City. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1418-1422. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10606