Manisha C. Gholap, Vaishali R. Mohite, Mahesh B. Chendake
Abstract: OBJECTIVES are (1) To assess the knowledge & attitude of teachers towards nursing profession; (2) To find the association between knowledge and attitude towards nursing profession with selected demographic variables; (3) To find the co-relationship between knowledge and attitude towards nursing profession. SETTING & DESIGN: Colleges present in Karad city, Descriptive survey design METHODOLOGY: Sample size is 82; Purposive Sampling Technique. Tool used are Part 1- Socio - demographic data Part 2- Knowledge questionnaire-13 Part 3- Attitude questionnaire -12. Coding, computing of data by excel & statistical analysis is done by Instat. RESULTS: Mean, median of knowledge& attitude: 10.23, 10, 30.63, 32. Demographic data: Age group 20-30yrs.-25 (30.48 %).Sex Male-45 (54.87 %). Educational status- post graduate-64 (78.04 %). Hindu religion-76 (92.68 %). Marital status- married-66 (80.48 %). Type of family- Joint-50 (60.97 %). Income- above 15000/PM-55 (67.07 %). Place of residence-Rural-37 (45.12 %). present post-Teacher-75 (91.46 %). Year of experience- Less than five year-26 (31.70 %). Knowledge& attitude- correct response of the knowledge scale-839 (78.70 %) Grading of knowledge-excellent -64 (78.04 %). Grading of Attitude scale-excellent -64 (78.04 %). There is no significant association with selected demographic variables. Correlation coefficient- (r) 0.2517, coefficient of determination- (r squared ) = 0.06336 The two tailed P value is <0.0225, considered significant. CONCLUSION-Overall knowledge excellent & attitude positive. There is correlation between knowledge & attitude.
Keywords: knowledge, attitude, nursing, Karad, teachers