International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019


A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude regarding Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse among the mother's of under 12 Years of Children in Selected Rural Area

Monali Barsagade [2]


Abstract: Introduction: Child abuses are global concern and have been an issue. Even though many step have been taken by government to prevent it. Statistic shows that child abuse cases keep on increasing for the past years. Children experience violent in all space most familiar to them such as in school, homes and community they live in. They also suffer abuse and exploitation orphanages, in place of detention and on streets. The willful maltreatment of children has been recognized internationally as a matter of great sociological impact with legal significant and medical concern. Objectives: 1) To assess the knowledge regarding prevention child sexual abuse among the mothers of under 12 years of children.2) To assess the attitude regarding prevention child sexual abuse among the mothers of under 12 years of children3) To find out the association between the knowledge regarding prevention of child sexual abuse with their selected demographic variables.4) To find out the association between the attitude regarding prevention of child sexual abuse with their selected demographic variables.5) To find out the correlation between the knowledge and attitude regarding prevention of child sexual abuse among the mothers of under 12 years of children. Methods and materials: The research approach used was evaluative approach. The research design selected for the study was a non-experimental descriptive survey design. Setting of the study: The setting was in the selected rural area. The sample includes mothers of under 12 years of children; sampling technique was used convenient sampling. Result and discussion: The findings of the study were that mothers have average knowledge (85 %) and average attitude (65 %) regarding prevention of child sexual abuse. It is beneficial for mothers to know about prevention of child sexual abuse.


Keywords: child abuse mothers knowledge attitude


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,


Pages: 742 - 744


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