Mahesh B. Chendake, Vaishali R. Mohite, Manisha C. Gholap
Abstract: TITLE OF PRESENTATION- Study to assess the knowledge and attitude towards nursing profession among professional college teachers in Karad. AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To assess the knowledge & attitude of teachers towards nursing profession. To find the association between knowledge and attitude towards nursing profession with selected demographic variables. To find the co-relationship between knowledge and attitude towards nursing profession. SETTING & DESIGN Professional colleges present in Karad city, Descriptive survey design METHODOLOGY Sample size: 219 Purposive Sampling Technique Tool: Part 1- Socio - demographic data Part 2- Knowledge questionnaire-13 Part 3- Attitude questionnaire -12 Plan for analysis: Coding, computing of data by excel & statistical analysis by Instat. RESULTS Mean, median of knowledge& attitude: 9.81, 10, 30.04, 30 Demographic data: Age group 20-23yrs.-135 (61.64 %).Sex female-117 (53.42 %). Educational status- post graduate-138 (63.01 %). Hindu religion-204 (93.15 %). Marital status- married-128 (58.44 %). Type of family- Joint-141 (64.38 %). Income- above 20000/PM-86 (39.44 %). Place of residence-Rural-84 (38.35 %). present post-Teacher-190 (86.75 %). Year of experience- Less than five year-153 (31.09 %) Knowledge& attitude- correct response of the knowledge scale-2150 (75.51 %) Grading of knowledge-excellent -132 (60.72 %). Grading of Attitude scale-excellent -137 (62.55 %). Significant association-Type of family with knowledge Chi square: 48.498, DF 4, P value <.0001. Correlation (Pearson r) - Correlation coefficient- (r) 0.3046, The two tailed P value is <0.0001, considered extremely significant. CONCLUSION-Overall knowledge excellent & attitude positive. There is significant correlation between knowledge & attitude.
Keywords: Nursing profession, knowledge, attitude, professional college teachers