Knowledge Attitude and Practice towards Hygiene in Schools at Village Ali Sojal, Azad Jammu Kashmir
Author: Jawaria Younis

Health is the bounty of nature. The school have great importance to make healthy community and society through education. Hygiene is defined as science which is concerned about the investigations of environmental features that affect human health like sanitation and cleanliness and it studies the ways of body response to them. The purpose of the study was to assess the KAP (knowledge attitude and practice) among school children and to assess the current status of sanitation and hand washing facilities at the selected primary sections of high schools. The population of the study was 400 and 151 students were taken as sample size. Data is conducted by the students through questionnaires. In studies mix method was used so four in depth interviews were taken from the teachers. Stratified random sampling and sample random sampling was used in the research. In the studies Chi square and percentile analysis was used for the analysis of variables. The studies found that the students have the knowledge about personal hygiene but they don’t practice it in schools timings. It is concluded that the students showed their positive attitude to increase their knowledge about personal hygiene. Generally the environment of private schools was unsatisfactory as there was less numbers of washrooms according to their well as the conditions of the washrooms was unsatisfactory. More ever the ratio of knowledge and positive attitude is high than government sector. Supervisor:- Dr. Muhammad Jahangir Khan

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Keywords : Attitude, Hygiene, Knowledge, Practices, Schools, Students
Supervisor: Muhammad Jehangir Khan

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