International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

Effectiveness of Sensitisation Programme on Knowledge Regarding Various Adjustment Problems among the Adolescent Students

Bethel Disuza | Smita Mehar [2]

Abstract: Background: Adjustment is a continuous process in which an individual makes an effort to fulfil their desire/needs by making changes to their environment. It is the ability of an individual to adaptor to accommodate in their changing environment. Kulshrestha (1979) explained that the adjustment process is a way in which the individual attempts to deal with stress, tensions, conflicts etc. and meet his or her needs. In this process, the individual also makes efforts to maintain harmonious relationship with the environment. Sensitisation programme is a plan to create awareness among people by various means such as sensitisation can be done through workshops, role play, interaction, and discussion etc. sensitization programme is better way to educate the people in order to encounter the problems and issues as well as to rule out possible solutions for the problems and issues. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of sensitization programme on knowledge regarding adjustment problems among the adolescent students at the selected school in Dehradun. Materials and Methods: Quantitative research was found to be appropriate for this study. Pre- experimental design was opted using purposive sampling technique to select the samples and collect data from 125 adolescent students at Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School, Bombay Bagh. The pretest and post-test assessment of knowledge was carried out using a structured knowledge questionnaire. The data obtained were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The mean post-test practice score i.e., 26.856 was more than the pre-test mean practice score i.e., 9.048 by a mean difference of 17.80 indicating the effectiveness of sensitisation programme. There was no significant association present between pre-test knowledge scores with their selected socio-demographic variable (P>0.05).Paired t- value was calculated in order to analyze the effectiveness between pre-test and post-test score of knowledge level of adolescent students. The paired t-value was 6.24, which is higher than the table value i.e.,1.98, indicating that the sensitization programme was effective in improving the knowledge level among the adolescent students. Conclusion: The study findings concluded that the adolescents were having poor knowledge before the intervention provided and there is significant improvement in the knowledge after intervention.

Keywords: Effectiveness, sensitization programme, adjustment problem, adolescents

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 416 - 418

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