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ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SELF PROTECTION FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG TRIBAL ADOLESCENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Dinu M Joy.

Abstract
Objective-The paper aims to assess the level of knowledge regarding self-protection from sexual abuse among tribal adolescents and to study the association between the level of knowledge regarding self-protection with selected demographic variables such as age, sex, and religion.
Study Design-A descriptive method was adopted for the research study.
Methodology- Purposive sampling technique was used to select 50 tribal adolescents in Idukki district, Kerala. A semi-structured interview schedule was used to collect data from tribal adolescents. The data were analyzed and interpreted by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results-From the study, it is revealed that the tribal adolescents had poor knowledge (94%) regarding the self-protection from sexual abuse. A significant association (p < 0.05) was found between the age and knowledge scores of tribal adolescents. It is also observed that there was no significant association (p >0.05) between the knowledge scores of tribal adolescents with their sex and religion. Interpretation and Conclusion-Findings from the study emphasize the essential importance of increasing knowledge of adolescents regarding sexual abuse, its consequences, prevention and self-protective measures. This study provides valuable insights for the need for planning school-based educational programs for preventing adolescent sexual abuse and increasing the level of awareness on the ill effects of adolescent sexual abuse.

Key words: knowledge, self-protection, child sexual abuse, tribal adolescents


 
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Dinu M Joy (2020) ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SELF PROTECTION FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG TRIBAL ADOLESCENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (16), 3778-3784. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.16.485