Psycho-Social Behavioural Problems In Urban Primary School Children

  • S C Gupta
  • S B Dabral
  • Deoki Nandan
  • A K Mehrotra
  • V P Shrotriya
  • B B Maheshwari

Abstract

Research Problem: What is the magnitude and correlates of psychosocial behavioural problems in primary school children of an urban area. Objectives:     i)    To  know  the  prevalence of psychosocial behavioural problems in primary school children of Agra Corporation.  ii) To see the impact of various biosocial factors on the prevalence of above problems. Design: Cross sectional study by questionnaire method and observation. Setting: Primary schools run by Agra Corporation. Participants: All the children studying in 7 primary schools selected from 108 schools run by Agra Corporation. Sample Size: 520 primary school children. Study Variables: Age, sex, socio-economic class and family size. Statistical Analysis: By percentage, Z - test and Chi-square test. Result: A majority of the study children (63.7%) were having some psychosocial behavioural problem or the other, the most common problem being educational difficulties (59.8%), The average number of problems per child was 2.9. The prevalence was highest in children from middle-sized families of low socio­economic class and in age group above 13 years.

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Published
1997-08-31
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Gupta S, Dabral S, Nandan D, Mehrotra A, Shrotriya V, Maheshwari B. Psycho-Social Behavioural Problems In Urban Primary School Children. IJCH [Internet]. 31Aug.1997 [cited 24Jun.2018];9(2):18-1. Available from: http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/47
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