To assess the effectiveness of self Instructional Modules on Autism for preschool teachers in selected settings at Bangalore
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To assess the effectiveness of self instructional modules on autism for preschool teachers in selected settings at Bangalore.
(1) Assess the knowledge of preschool teachers regarding autism in children. (2) Prepare a self instructional module on autism for preschool teachers. (3) Evaluate the effectiveness of the self instructional module on autism for preschool teachers. (4) Determine association between the mean pre test knowledge scores of preschool teachers regarding autism and selected socio demographic variables.
Materials and methods
One group pre test post test pre experimental design was selected for the study. The participants were 60 preschool teachers from selected schools at Bangalore. Purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples for the study. A structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data from the subjects. The obtained data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation will be used to explain socio-demographic variables and to assess the level of knowledge. The level of significance was set at 0.05 levels.
In the pre-test the subjects had inadequate knowledge with a mean of 47.22% ± 1.98 where as in post-test there was a significant gain in mean knowledge of 67.77% ± 2.73. Demographic variables have shown a significant association (P ≤ 0.05) with the mean pre test knowledge score, such as age (χ2 14.8) and gender (χ2 3.97).
The study concludes that self instructional module (SIM) was significantly effective in enhancing the knowledge of the preschool teachers regarding Autism.
Self instructional module, Autism, Preschool teacher And Sampling.