Assessment on Level of Knowledge Regarding Child Sexual Abuse among School Children at Kattankulathur High School
Keywords:Child sexual abuse, school children
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a serious and widespread problem in India as it is in many parts of the world
today. Objective: The aim of this study was assess the knowledge on child sexual abuse among school
children at Kattankulathur High School and to associate the knowledge on child sexual abuse among school
children at kattankulathur High School with their demographic variables.
Method : Quantitative approach and non-experimental descriptive research design was used. The data
collection included two parts. Part A: Demographic variables, Part B: A Structured questionnaire to assess
knowledgeon child sexual abuse among school children. 180 school childrenwho fulfilled the inclusion
criteria were selected as samples using non probability convenient sampling technique. The study was
conducted at kattankulathur High School, Kancheepuram dt..
Results: The data were analyzed and interpreted based on the objectives using descriptive and inferential
statistics.Among 180 school children 90.6% of them had Moderately adequate Knowledge, 9.4% of them
had Inadequate knowledge and None of them had adequate knowledge. The p-values are not significant since
they are not less than 0.05 hence we can say that there is no significant association between the demographic
variables and the knowledge on Child Sexual Abuse at 5% level. Conclusion: child sexual abuse is an
important contributor topsychological and emotional disorders, that some children and adolescents may
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