A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge regarding child sexual abuse among teachers of selected schools of Aurangabad city
The child sexual abuse is a very big problem now a days. children are trusting and look to older persons for direction, every child is vulnerable to sexual abuse. The frightening truth is that most of the abusers are either a relative, neighbor, family friend, babysitter or someone else the child knows and trusts. Therefore, a teacher or other school personnel may be the only adults who can ensure a child's safety. Teachers are considered to be among those who are well-placed for the detection and prevention of child abuse. Yet little attention has been given to the definitions teachers use in deciding which cases to process. Each day, the safety and well-being of some children across the Nation are threatened by child abuse and neglect. Intervening effectively in the lives of these children and their families is not the sole responsibility of any single agency or professional group, but rather is a shared community concern. Parents have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see ﬁt, and society presumes that parents will act in their children’s best interest. When parents do not protect their children from harm or meet their basic needs—as with cases of child abuse and neglect—society has a responsibility to intervene to protect the health and welfare of these children. Research statement: “A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge regarding child sexual abuse among teachers of selected schools of Aurangabad City” Objectives of the study
To assess the knowledge regarding child sexual abuse among teachers of selected schools.
To find association between study findings with their selected demographic variables.
Research Methodology: In the present study quantitative approach is used to assess the knowledge regarding child sexual abuse among teachers of selected schools. Quantitative non- experimental univariant descriptive research design is used. 100 samples were selected. Nonprobability convenient sampling technique was used. Data was collected used by semi structured questionnaire. The knowledge score was classified in to 3 categories. Good, average and poor. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze data and for interpretation. Association of knowledge regarding Child sexual abuse with selected demographic variables was assessed using Chi – square test. 61% teachers were having good knowledge about CSA, 38% teachers were having average and only 1% teachers were having poor knowledge. Result: 61% teachers were having good knowledge about child sexual abuse, 38% teachers were having average and only 1% teachers were having poor knowledge. Chi-square test is there is significant association between knowledge and age, gender, religion, education, year of teaching, sources of knowledge, provision made to prevent CSA, and experience of CSA in teacher’s carrier, were found significant at 0.05 levels. Conclusion: The study depicted that most of the high school teachers are aware of the sign and symptoms of the child sexual abuse, and thus this knowledge can be used to prevent the CSA