A Study to Assess the Knowledge of Primary School Teachers Regarding Behavioral Problems and their Prevention among Children in Selected Government Primary Schools in Chamarajanagar District with a View to Develop an Information Guide Sheet


  • Vishakantamurthy D G1 , Naveen Kumar A C2




: Assess, knowledge, primary school teachers, Behavioral Problems and Information guide sheet


Background of Study: School age children have a growing need for privacy, autonomy and when separation from
their parents, children are most like adults emotionally. Children face transition such as entering schools, taking
new subjects, changing class rooms and teachers, making new friends, trying new activities etc. They also undergo
losses, which are painful at times, at this stage of life, they lack the intellectual ability to understand pain like adults
and control it. Hence, they are more vulnerable because they have not developed the cognitive skills necessary to
understand their problems and causes. This study was conducted to assess a study to assess the knowledge of primary
school teachers regarding behavioural problems and their prevention among children in selected Government primary
schools in Chamarajanagar district with a view to develop an information guide sheet.
Objectives of Study: To assess the knowledge of primary school teachers regarding behavioral problems and their
prevention in school children. To find association between knowledge of the primary school teachers regarding
behavior problems and their prevention with selected variables. To prepare an information guide sheet regarding
behavioral problems and their prevention in children for primary school teachers.
Methods: The study involved descriptive survey approach, and non-experimental descriptive research design with
purposive sampling technique. To collect the data from respondents, a structured questionnaire was administered to
50 primary school teachers who teach from 1st standard to 7th standards in selected Government Primary Schools of
Chamarajanagar District following inclusion and exclusion criteria. The tool consisted 55 items regarding knowledge
assessment. The results were described by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The overall mean knowledge score obtained by the respondents was 46.1% regarding common behavioral
problems among children. With regard to participants there is significant association between knowledge and selected
demographic variables like gender (X 2
=4.43) at 5% level. There is no significant association between demographic
variables such age (X 2
= 0.45), religion (X 2
= 0.18), respondent’s children age (X 2
= 4.62), Educational qualification
(X 2
= 0.45) Teaching experience (X 2
= 2.86), contact hours (X 2
= 1.27), Identified students behaviours (X 2
= 0.19)
Educational programme attended(X 2
= 0.19) and parent teachers association(X 2
= 0.08)
Interpretation and Conclusion: The overall findings of the study clearly showed that The overall knowledge scores
of respondents regarding behavioural problems is 46.1% and about 60% of respondents had inadequate knowledge
on behavioural problems. Hence information guide sheet may enhance the knowledge of Primary School Teachers Regarding Behavioural Problems and their Prevention
among Children

Author Biography

Vishakantamurthy D G1 , Naveen Kumar A C2

Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Kollegal, 2
Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Kollegal