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Health Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Among School Children, Teachers, and Parents in Dharwad


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1 Department of Social Work, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
     

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Schools train children in co-operative and mutually helpful living to become socially effective human beings in a democratic society. To make a child to set goals include learning to accept responsibility, to know the world of education, to make decisions, to solve one's own problems, to understand human relations, to develop sound values and to create a sense of social responsibility both Teachers and Parents play an important role. But in this Competitive race some children who exhibit Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms (ADHD) lack focused attention. Such students appear to satiate quickly on tasks, because they are easily distracted by all stimuli are very sensitive emotionally and neurologically and fails often to face difficulties understanding social situations even the teachers at school level and parents at habitat can face overwhelming stress resulting in deterioration of health. The present study stresses on the impact of ADHD symptoms on Health of school children, teachers and parents a comparative study is conducted from different Government, Pvt Aided and Pvt Unaided Schools in Dharwad City by adopting descriptive design, random sampling method, self constructed questionnaire is framed to know their impact on various health factors in different dimensions and conners scale was administered to teachers and parents to identify children exhibiting ADHD symptoms. The results were obtained by using Annova Test and it is seen that be seen that, a significant difference is observed between children, teachers and parents of children with respect to impact scores towards health (F=391.9393, p<0.05) at 5% level of significance Further, to know the pair wise comparisons of children, teachers and parents of children by applying the Tukeys multiple posthoc procedures the children have significant higher impact scores towards health as compared to teachers and parents. Teachers have significant higher impact scores towards health as compared to parents of children. Thus early identification and remediation is a matter of perennial concern as they deprive child's ability to function socially, academically, at home and school thus by helping child to build self-confidence and improving Family Dynamics by making micro adjustments can make a macro difference instead of struggling with symptoms associated with ADHD.

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School Children, ADHD Symptoms, Teachers and Parents.
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Authors

Chitkala Venkareddy
Department of Social Work, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Sangeetha R. Mane
Department of Social Work, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Abstract


Schools train children in co-operative and mutually helpful living to become socially effective human beings in a democratic society. To make a child to set goals include learning to accept responsibility, to know the world of education, to make decisions, to solve one's own problems, to understand human relations, to develop sound values and to create a sense of social responsibility both Teachers and Parents play an important role. But in this Competitive race some children who exhibit Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms (ADHD) lack focused attention. Such students appear to satiate quickly on tasks, because they are easily distracted by all stimuli are very sensitive emotionally and neurologically and fails often to face difficulties understanding social situations even the teachers at school level and parents at habitat can face overwhelming stress resulting in deterioration of health. The present study stresses on the impact of ADHD symptoms on Health of school children, teachers and parents a comparative study is conducted from different Government, Pvt Aided and Pvt Unaided Schools in Dharwad City by adopting descriptive design, random sampling method, self constructed questionnaire is framed to know their impact on various health factors in different dimensions and conners scale was administered to teachers and parents to identify children exhibiting ADHD symptoms. The results were obtained by using Annova Test and it is seen that be seen that, a significant difference is observed between children, teachers and parents of children with respect to impact scores towards health (F=391.9393, p<0.05) at 5% level of significance Further, to know the pair wise comparisons of children, teachers and parents of children by applying the Tukeys multiple posthoc procedures the children have significant higher impact scores towards health as compared to teachers and parents. Teachers have significant higher impact scores towards health as compared to parents of children. Thus early identification and remediation is a matter of perennial concern as they deprive child's ability to function socially, academically, at home and school thus by helping child to build self-confidence and improving Family Dynamics by making micro adjustments can make a macro difference instead of struggling with symptoms associated with ADHD.

Keywords


School Children, ADHD Symptoms, Teachers and Parents.