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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

A study to assess the effectiveness of diversional activities on violent behaviors among school children in selected government schools at Ghaziabad (UP)


Department of Community Health Nursing, Santosh College of Nursing, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Manjulavathi Gandhi
Santosh College of Nursing, NCR Delhi, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_20_22

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Background: This was a pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of diversional activities on violent behaviors among school children in selected government schools at Ghaziabad, UP. Aims & Objectives: The objectives of the study were to (i) assess the level of violent behaviors among school children before the diversional activities, (ii) to assess the effectiveness of diversional activities among school children on violent behaviors, and (iii) to find out the association between the levels of violent behavior among school children with selected demographic variables. Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach containing a standardized tool including child behavior checklist was used to assess the violent behaviors among school children. The study was conducted at Guldharand, Raispur Primary School, Ghaziabad, UP, in February 2019. The students who met the study inclusion criteria were selected using purposive sampling technique. Results: The data gathered were analyzed and interpreted using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Conclusion: The study showed that the diversional activities help in the reduction of violent behaviors among school children and there was no association between level of violent behavior and selected demographic variables.


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