“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS REGARDING ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPER ACTIVITY DISORDER IN SELECTED GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL OF NADIAD CITY”
Keywords:Knowledge, Government primary school, Teachers, Attention Deficit Hyper activity Disorder.
Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) has been described by the American Psychiatric Association (APA, 1994) as age-inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder comprise a heterogeneous population with considerable variation across children to the extent in which they demonstrate all symptoms. Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is currently understood largely through a medical perspective, and in that context, the treatment recommended is stimulant medication. Supporting research has found that attention deficit hyperactive disorder is one of the most widely diagnosed disorders of childhood. With this in mind, educators have the responsibility to help each student to be successful in school
Aims: To know the knowledge level of primary school teachers about (ADHD), To find is there a relationship between the knowledge levels of primary school teachers about ADHD and their socio-demographic characteristics, To find there a relationship between the knowledge level of primary school teachers and their experiences about (ADHD).
1. To assess the knowledge of government primary school teachers on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in selected government primary school of Nadiad city.
2. To find out the association between selected demographic variables and knowledge on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder associated between government primary school teachers in selected government primary school of Nadiad city.
Methodology: Research design and setting non experimental cross sectional research design was used Setting is the physical location and condition in which data collection takes palace in a study. The study was conducted in the selected government primary schools in Nadiad city.
Prior to data collection written setting permission obtain from District Educational Officer Kheda district and principals of varies selected government primary school at Nadiad city. The sample size considered of 50 teachers in selected government primary schools in Nadiad city.
The tool consists of following
Section A:The demographic variable in that age, gender, diet, monthly family income, educational status, teaching experience, experience in special school ,experience certificate of teaching awareness or information regarding the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder of selected government primary school teachers of Nadiad city..
Section B: The structure knowledge questionnaire was used in this study.
Statistical Analysis used Inferential and Descriptive statistics applied where, data were analyzed by using SPSS software, and Frequency, percentage, tables etc. were used to represent the statistical data in the tables and graph and figure. Chi-square test was used to assess the significant association between the demographic and level of knowledge of government primary school teachers regarding attention deficit hyper activity disorder in selected government primary school of Nadiad city.
Result: Age group 24(48%) were came from 40-49 years. According to the gender the female 37(74%). The eating pattern shows that 29(58%) are vegetarian. Monthly family income in rupees is 23(46%) had Rs.50,000-1,00,000. Educational status of the research group explore that 31(62%) had done PTC. Teaching experience shows that 19(38%) are from 21-30 years. As per the experience in special school in which 32(64%) has no any special school experience. An experience of teaching in which 34(68%) has no any certificate of teaching experience.
Conclusion: The current study aim to assess the knowledge regarding attention deficit hyper activity disorder among government primary school teachers. There were total 50 government primary school teachers has been selected for the study at selected government primary school Nadiad city. To assess the knowledge regarding attention deficit hyper activity disorder researcher has prepared 25 knowledge questionnaires. The study results shows that (4%) school teachers had good knowledge regarding attention deficit hyper activity disorder, majority of school teachers (80%) had average knowledge and only (16%) had poor knowledge. There is no significant association found between knowledge and selected demographic variables of government primary school teachers. Similar study can be conduct among more samples.