Assess the awareness regarding self defence against public violence among B.Sc. Nursing first year students
Leema Rose Lakra, Kavith AS
Self- defence, particularly for women, is of utmost importance in the kind of the world we live in today. Women, usually referred as the weaker sex, are considered easier targets. In a country like India where the cases of gender violence are on rise, out of which many go unreported, self-defence for women has become a necessity more than ever. Rape molestation kidnapping and murder are the most common forms of crime against women in India. The women in India are also vulnerable to acid attack and eve testing. The mind-set of the people, including the victim and the inspector is to ignore and just let it go. But what we as the responsible citizens of an independent country, fail to realise is that this instance of harassment can flare up into other bigger heinous crimes against women. And that is when the importance of learning self-defence techniques for women is felt. Various studies have shown that the criminals tend to choose their targets when they (the potential victim) unaware of the surrounding. Hence it is time that each women become vigilant and totally aware of the surrounding. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness regarding self defence against public violence among B.Sc. Nursing first year student. Ten B.Sc. nursing first year students were selected through the purposive sampling technique and their awareness was assessed by structured questionnaire. Mean and standard deviation of awareness score was calculated in which, the mean value was 9.1 and the standard deviation was 1.73. Thus, the study revealed that there is no association of knowledge scores with selected socio demographic variables regarding self-defence against public violence.