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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B
Assess the knowledge of assertive behavioral response on sexual abuse among adolescent girls in selected high school, Bhubaneswar

Sakuntala Giri, Shaswati Jena, Suchismita Giri, Kshyanaprava Behera, Dipti Mondal, Priyanka P Mallik and Litali Sahoo

Background: Sexual abuse has a significant impact on essential areas of girl children emotional, moral, physical, and social development throughout their lives, jeopardizing their lives. As a result, it is crucial for girls to be assertive in standing against the abuse.
Aim: The study is planned to measure the level of knowledge of assertive behavioral response on sexual abuse among adolescent girls in selected high school, Bhubaneswar, Odisha and to associate the knowledge of assertive behavioral response on sexual abuse among adolescent girls in selected high school, Bhubaneswar, Odisha with their socio demographic variables.
Methods and Material: A descriptive study was conducted by taking 200 adolescent girls belonging to 8th, 9th and 10th standards were selected conveniently from govt. high school. A self-structured questionnaire consists of socio demographic information like parents education and working hours, distance between school and house, means of transport, leisure time activities, residence, mass media available in home, previous exposure to awareness programme on prevention and management regarding sexual abuse. Their knowledge regarding sexual abuse was measured through self-structured knowledge questionnaire which was interpreted on the basis of poor, average and good knowledge.
Result: Using descriptive and inferential statistics, the data were analyzed and interpreted in accordance with the objectives. Among 200 adolescent girls 80.5% had average Knowledge, 19.5% of them had good knowledge and none of them had poor knowledge. The chi-square value of age with knowledge is 10.602 with DF = 3 at p value .014 which is statistically significant As the p-value (.014) are less than 0.05, thus a significant association found between the socio demographic variables and the knowledge of assertive behavioral response on sexual abuse at 5% level.
Conclusion: Sexual abuse is a major cause of psychological and emotional problems in adolescent girls, which some may never be able to overcome. Therefore different policies and programmes should be developed by the government agency for implementation of sexual health educational programmes for adolescents girls in school education curriculum.
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Sakuntala Giri, Shaswati Jena, Suchismita Giri, Kshyanaprava Behera, Dipti Mondal, Priyanka P Mallik, Litali Sahoo. Assess the knowledge of assertive behavioral response on sexual abuse among adolescent girls in selected high school, Bhubaneswar. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2022;5(2):68-72.
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