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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July-September | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 9-14

A Cross-Sectional Survey to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Dyslexia among Teachers at Selected Schools, Punjab

Gopal Singh Charan1, Harpreet Kaur2

1Associate Professor, SGRD College of Nursing, SGRDIMSR, Amritsar
2Tutor, Shaeed Madan Lal Dhingra Govt. School of Nursing, IMHS, Amritsar

Corresponding Author: Gopal Singh Charan


India is home to the largest number of children in the world, significantly larger than the number in China. The country has around 30 per cent of the 0-14 years child population. Teachers play a very significant role of children’s life and schools are vital platform of every child. In this present study a cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding dyslexia among teachers at selected schools, Punjab. This study was conducted at 10 selected schools according to researcher’s convenient. Study sample were 110 teachers who were recruited through convenience sampling technique who had fulfil inclusion and exclusion criteria. Ethical clearance was taken from the research and ethical committee of the SGL nursing college, Jalandhar. Result of study shown that knowledge level regarding dyslexia among teachers. They had 39 (35.5%) average knowledge, 32(29.1%) had below average, 30(27.3%) had good and very few of them had 9(8.2%) excellent knowledge. This study showed that attitude of teachers regarding dyslexia on various level of five point of likert scale. Study found that highly significant association between level of knowledge and socio-demographic variables i.e. age, qualification, teaching experience, marital status, areas of residence, religion and source of information p-value <0.001.

Keywords: teachers, dyslexia, knowledge level, attitude

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