Effectiveness of puppet show on knowledge about child safety based on learning styles among school children at Udupi District in India

Fernandes, Josvita Sandra and George, Anice and Manjula, * (2019) Effectiveness of puppet show on knowledge about child safety based on learning styles among school children at Udupi District in India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 10 (10). pp. 2274-2279. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Introduction: Child injury is a global public health issue. Creating awareness on child safety among children is very necessary for the better understanding of the problems among children. Objective: to identify the learning styles, incidence of child injury, knowledge regarding child safety, effectiveness of puppet show as a teaching method in improving the knowledge on child safety, find the difference in the knowledge scores regarding child safety among 5th and 6th standard students with different learning styles. Methodology: A total of 111 participants from 5th and 6th standard were selected for the study, using multistage cluster sampling method. Results: Among 111, most (55%) were visual learners and remaining were auditory learners. The overall occurrence of child injuries (involved 4 areas i.e road injury, pedestrian injury, sports and playground injury and good touch and bad touch) was 98.19% among study participants. In the pre-test, majority of the participants (76.6 %) had poor knowledge and 23.4 % had satisfactory knowledge and none of them had excellent or good knowledge on child safety. In the post-test 36.9 % had excellent knowledge and 38.7 % had good knowledge, 24.3% had satisfactory knowledge and none had poor knowledge. Puppet show was effective in increasing the knowledge level on child safety (Z=-9.153, P=0.001). Puppet show as a teaching method, does not make any difference in the knowledge grasping capacity of students with different learning styles (Z=-1.626, P = 0.104). Conclusion: The study concluded that puppet show as a teaching method is a useful and effective teachinstrategy which can be utilised in order to teach the students

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge; Child safety; Puppet show; Learning styles
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157407

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