Volume : IV, Issue : VI, June - 2015

Effectiveness of education on Knowledge and attitude on alcoholism among Adolescents

Angel Rajakumari . G

Abstract :

 Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of education on knowledge and attitude on alcoholism among adolescents. Participants and setting: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of education knowledge and attitude on alcoholism among adolescents. Descriptive design was adopted and the study was conducted in suryapet.50 adolescents who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected by using non–probability convenient sampling technique. Intervention: Data was collected regarding demographic variable, knowledge and attitude of the adolescents on alcoholism. The investigator assessed the level of knowledge and attitude of the adolescents by using structured questionnaire and modified three point Likert Scale and by using checklist through one to one teaching by lecture, demonstration, video clippings and verbalization. Structured teaching programme was conducted on the same day on group wise each group consists of 10 members. Data collection was done in Telugu and English the questionnaire was distributed to each adolescents. At the end of the teaching the doubts were cleared. Then 10 minutes was allotted for discussion. Measurement and findings: The study revealed that 76% of adolescents had good knowledge and 24% had average knowledge. It was found that majority (82%) of adolescents had positive attitude and 18% had negative attitude towards alcoholism. The effectiveness of programme showed high level of significant at p<0.001 level. It showed that structured teaching programme was an effective method to improve the knowledge and attitude there by the avoiding alcoholism. Conclusion: Adolescents tend to adopt negative attitude towards alcoholism only after they have good knowledge regarding alcoholism. On the basis of the results of the present study, it may be suggested that youth should be aware regarding the complications and consequences of alcohol consumption so that they may adopt the negative attitude towards alcoholism and plan their future life accordingly.

Keywords : Knowledge   Attitude   Alcoholism   Adolescents  

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Angel Rajakumari .G Effectiveness of Education on Knowledge and Attitude on Alcoholism Among Adolescents Paripex‾Indian Journal Of Research, Vol: 4, Issue : 6 June 2015


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