A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Related to Substance Abuse among Adolescents in Desh Bhagat University Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab)Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2021-06-05
Authors : Rajesh Bhawariya;
Page : 1178-1187
Keywords : Knowledge; Substance abuse; Adolescents;
Aim: A descriptive study to assess the knowledge related to substance abuse among adolescents in Desh Bhagat University Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab). Method: A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The study sampling technique used was stratified Random sampling technique. Data was collected from 100 adolescents (50 Boys and 50 Girls). After a thorough review of literature related to topic the tool was developed. Reliability of the tool was done by answering the questionnaire. Result: The present study has revealed the overall mean knowledge score in areas of substance abuse was 40.32%. The findings revealed majority of the students (98.33%) had inadequate knowledge the findings of the present study has revealed the mean knowledge score of boys are 41.28, while girls had a mean knowledge score of 39.46%. From these findings it is evident that boys possess more knowledge than girls. This is in consistent with Susanne Mathew (2004) whose study revealed males had more mean knowledge score (7.67) than females'(6.86).
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