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Attitude towards Health and Hygiene among School Children in Mangalore City

Asha Rai .M .G, Dr. Mamatha .B

Abstract: The common saying Health is Wealth fits to everyone?s life. It is important to promote good attitude towards health and hygiene among children as most of the children are not active physically. Hygiene is a habit that needs to be focused on and inculcated in children at an early age, to make them healthy adults. Hence this study is undertaken with the objectives, to find the attitude on health and hygiene among school children in Mangalore city and to compare their attitude on health and hygiene between Government, Private and Aided school children. Survey method and Questionnaire were the tools used for the study. Sample of 820 children in the age range 10-12 years were taken for the study. A survey was conducted to know the attitude towards health and hygiene of children of Mangalore city. Eight schools from north and eight schools from south a total of 16 schools were selected for the study. Questionnaires were distributed to 183 Government, 309 Aided and 328 Private school children to elicit information regarding their attitude towards health and hygiene. The opinions collected by using the questionnaire were scored and tabulated. The mean attitude score was found highest in Private school as compared to Aided school and Government school. From the F test it was found that there was a highly significant difference between different types of school and the mean attitude score on health and hygiene (379.86**, p

Keywords: Attitude, Government school, Aided school, Private school, Health among School Children.

Country: India, Subject Area: Home Science

Pages: 1753 - 1755

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Asha Rai .M .G, Dr. Mamatha .B, "Attitude towards Health and Hygiene among School Children in Mangalore City", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 1753 - 1755

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