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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021
A Pre - Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding the Benefits of Outdoor Games among School Going Children in Selected Schools of District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Sabhya Samiali | Shivani Thakur
Abstract: Background: Play is the work of a child, it is how they learn and grow. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their physical, cognitive, and social - emotional skills, from dexterity to executive functioning and even imagination. It is a wonderful way to learn various life skills, a great chance for kids to flourish, run, jump, make a mess and explore their self in natural surroundings. Outdoor play provides the opportunity to improve sensory integration skills. These activities involve the child as an active participant and address motor, cognitive, social, and linguistic domains. As a natural and compelling activity, play promotes cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well - being, offering the necessary conditions for children to thrive and learn. Methodology: A quantitative research approach and Pre - experimental research design was adopted to conduct study. The non - probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 school going children of District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. A Self - structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge of school going children regarding benefits of outdoor games. Analysis of collected data was done according to the objectives of the study and data analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The study shows that, out of 60 school going children, about 75% were in the age group of 11 - 12 years, 58.33% school going children were male, 96.67% of school going children were hindu, 71.67% were lives in joint family, 98.33% school going children were lives in rural area, 51.67% fathers of school going children were having secondary education, 43.33% mothers of school going children were having secondary education, 38.33% fathers of school going children were government employee, 88.34% mothers of school going children were homemaker, 48.33% had income <10, 000, all 100% school going children having knowledge regarding benefits of outdoor games, 3.33% school going children having source of information from mass media, 41.67% having source of information from peer groups, 30% from family members and 25% having source of information from teachers. Overall mean value of pre test was high then the post test i. e.23.75 and ?t? value obtained was found to be statistically very highly significant (14.31) at p<0.0001 level of significance, which shows the effectiveness of video teaching programme. Study findings revealed that out of all the selected socio demographic variables, type of family, education status of father and education status of mother were associated with level of knowledge of school going children regarding benefits of outdoor games. Conclusion: Video teaching programme was an effective strategy in improving the knowledge of school going children regarding benefits of outdoor games.
Keywords: Benefits of outdoor games, Video teaching programme
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021,
Pages: 206 - 208
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