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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(6), 598-607
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-30
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Teachers' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Child Abuse in Selected Primary Schools at Minia City

Eman Mohamed Abd EL-Aziz1, Yosria El-Sayid Hussein2, Sabah Saleh Hassan3, and Naglaa Mohammed Amein4

1B.Sc. Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

2Professor of Community Health Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

3Lecturer of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

4Lecturer of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

Pub. Date: October 28, 2018

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Eman Mohamed Abd EL-Aziz, Yosria El-Sayid Hussein, Sabah Saleh Hassan and Naglaa Mohammed Amein. Teachers' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Child Abuse in Selected Primary Schools at Minia City. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(6):598-607. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-30


Background: Child abuse is the most critical health issues worldwide, it continues to be one of the first warnings to the child's emotional and social well-being globally; it one common health problem and a violation of children's human rights. Aim of the study: Is to assess the knowledge and attitudes of the teachers concerning child abuse. Research design: A descriptive design was used to conduct the study. Sample: The study demonstrated on 274 institution teachers. Setting: Eight urban and rural public primary schools were collected from Minia city. Data collection Tools: Included two instruments; the first tool is a structured knowledge questionnaire. The second is the attitude rating measure. Results: About two-thirds of the school teachers had poor knowledge about child abuse, and (62%) recognized a negative attitude about child abuse. Conclusion: Child abuse is a global issue, and children face it in many forms, and more awareness will help in contending the problems. Recommendation: Design and implement an educational program for teachers to increase their knowledge about child abuse and to promote child health.

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