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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021
A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude of Primary School Teachers towards Children with Learning Disabilities in Selected Schools at Lucknow
Pushplata Rawat | Anju S V | Aswathy G Menon | Sandeep Kaur  | Mercy Antony 
Abstract: Objectives 1)To assess the knowledge of school teachers regarding learning disabilities among children. 2)To assess the attitude of school teachers towards learning disabilities. 3)To find the relationship between knowledge and attitude of school teachers regarding learning disabilities among children. 4)To find the relationship between the knowledge and attitude of school teachers with selected demographic variables. (i.e. Age, Sex, Marital Status, Teacher- Parent Educational Qualification, Years of teaching experience) Methodology A descriptive study design was adopted to assess the knowledge and attitude among 100 school teachers in selected schools in Lucknow. The sampling technique used was Nonprobability Convenient Sampling technique. A semi-structured web based questionnaire on the knowledge and attitude was used as a tool among primary school teachers towards learning disabilities. Questionnaire was mailed to primary school teachers who met the inclusion criteria and responses were received through email. The content validity of the tool was established in consultation with experts from the field of Psychiatriy and Paediatrics. Reliability of the tool was tested by using Karl Pearson?s correlation co-efficient and it was found to be reliable. Pilot study was conducted on 10 samples to find out the feasibility of the study. Data collected from the samples were analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS The study revealed that out of 100 samples, 37% were in the age group 31-40 yrs and maximum 94% were female teachers. It is also evident that 70% the teachers were graduates and 15% had undergone teachers training program. . As per previous experience of teaching depicts that more than half (67%) primary school teachers had previous experience of teaching children with learning disabilities. There is significant association found between knowledge and previous experience of teaching children with Learning Disabilities.
Keywords: Learning Disabilities, Primary Schools, Primary School Teachers
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021,
Pages: 1071 - 1075
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