Empowerment of Area Development Society Workerson Awareness and Attitude Regarding Family Financial Management
Keywords:ADS workers: Empowerment programme; Family Financial Management
Background: Financial management within the family is essential to avoid disease and disaster and
to make a healthy family. The study was aimed to analyze the effect of empowerment programme on
awareness and attitude regarding family financial management among the Area Development Society
workers in selected panchayath in Thrissur District.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effect of empowerment programme on
awareness and attitude regarding family financial management.
Methods: The research design was two group pretest posttest design. The population was ADS workers
in Thrissur district. 60 ADS workers were selected using multistage random sampling with 30 each in
experimental and control group. The tools used were valid and reliable -FFM questionnaire (r 0.86) and
FFM attitude (r 0.95).
Results and Conclusion: Statistical analysis was done using unpaired t test which revealed that mean
scores of awareness and attitude regarding family financial management were significantly higher in
experimental group than in control group (t 0.25, p 0.001 & t 4.26, p 0.001). It was concluded that the
empowerment programme was effective in enhancing awareness and attitude regarding family financial
management among ADS workers.
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