An Assessment of Level of Attention and Concentration of High School Students in a Selected School, Chengalpattu District, Tamilnadu, India

Authors

  • Metha. J
  • Dhinakaran. D
  • Aathithiya. M
  • Sandhiya. A
  • Pavithra. V
  • Ezhilrasan. M
  • Benitta. B

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v9i2.19602

Keywords:

Assessment, attention, concentration, high school students.

Abstract

Background: Attention is the concentration of consciousness upon one object rather than upon on other.
Concentration is the mental effort placed on sensory or mental events deliberate mental effort on what is most
important in a given situation. Here the study conducted to assess the knowledge or assess the concentration and
attention level in the high school students or effectiveness teaching on how to get concentration and attention
focused on the high school subjects and the a ttention is a important to used to learning new things. It focus on the
natural of learning in education system in human beings without the concentration and attention leading to the
failures of learning some sorts of information at a particular things. The attention is very important so the study
reveals that effective of attention and assesses the level of concentration of high school students.
Objectives: To assess the level of attention of high school students, to assess the level of concentration of high
school students and to associate the level of attention and concentration of high school students with their selected
demographic variables
Materials and Methods: Quantitative descriptive research approach was used in this study. 140 high school students
(8th& 9th standard) was selected by using randomized sampling technique in selected school in Chengalpattu district.
A valid study questionnaire was used to collect data on socio-demographic characteristics of high school students,
attention was assessed by using attention control scale and concentration was assessed by using concentration
assessment scale of the high school students. Data were analyzed by Inferential and descriptive statistics.
Results: The study shows that the mean score was 1.90, standard deviation was 0.615 on the aspect of level of
attention and the mean score was 1.79, standard deviation was 0.560 on the aspect of level of concentration of high
school students. 61.4% of the high school students had average attention, 64.3% of the high school students had
average concentration.
Conclusion: Assessment on level of attention and concentration of high school students shows that most of the
high school students had average attention and the most of the high school students had average concentration.

Author Biographies

  • Metha. J

    Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad
    Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Dhinakaran. D

    BSC nursing IIIrd year chettinad college of nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Aathithiya. M

    BSC nursing IIIrd year chettinad college of nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Sandhiya. A

    BSC nursing IIIrd year chettinad college of nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Pavithra. V

    BSC nursing IIIrd year chettinad college of nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ezhilrasan. M

    BSC nursing IIIrd year chettinad college of nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Institute, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Benitta. B

    PBBSCNursing IInd Year Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
    Institute, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2023-07-31

How to Cite

An Assessment of Level of Attention and Concentration of High School Students in a Selected School, Chengalpattu District, Tamilnadu, India. (2023). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , 9(2), 4-9. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v9i2.19602