Study of Association between socio-demographic variables and Knowledge of primary school teacher’s on Learning Disorders. A study from Western Maharashtra, India.
Background: Primary school teachers play a vital role in school that is next to parents. They should assess each & every child in school for learning problems. To identify the learning disabled children in classroom the teacher first aware about learning difficulty. Objective: To find out association between socio-demographic variables and Knowledge of primary school teacher’s on Learning Disorders Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 316 primary school teachers at selected schools of satara District. Convenient sampling technique was used. Questionnaire related to the socio-demographic data and Questionnaire related to knowledge about learning disorders was used to collect the data. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: No statically significant difference found between age, gender, Religion, educational status, years of experience, training program attended, and previous knowledge, area of residence and knowledge of primary school teacher at the level of p < 0.05 except marital status of teachers was significantly associated with knowledge of learning disorders at the level of p< 0.05. Conclusion: There is no significant association between socio-demographic variables and Knowledge of primary school teacher’s on Learning Disorders except marital status of teachers was found significantly associated.