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Is the Nutritional Awareness of Mother of Preschoolers Associated with Socioeconomic Status of the Family?


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1 Viharilal College of Education, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Education, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
     

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The development of the child is effected by various factors like socioeconomic status, nutritional awareness of mothers which may significantly affect child cognitive development. However nutritional awareness of the mother may be associated with SES. The objective of the present study is to find the association between Socio Economic Status (SES) and Nutritional awareness of mother (NAM).The tools are questionnaire to explore nutritional awareness of mother and General Information Schedule. The sample is 300 children of pre-primary and kindergarten schools of Kolkata, India. The data is analyzed by using correlation analysis. The result suggested that SES and nutritional awareness of mother are significantly associated and effect child cognitive development. The findings of the study may help in developing various plans and schemes to eradicate malnutrition of the children in various social strata. Findings establish mother's nutritional awareness to be significantly associated with SES. The findings indicate that the various components of SES (parents education, income,&occupation) to be significantly correlated to all components of Nutritional awareness of mothers (NAM) along with sub-dimensions.

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Nutritional Awareness of Mother, Socio Economic Status, Cognitive Development, Preschoolers.
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Sunita Kejriwal
Viharilal College of Education, Kolkata, India
Santoshi Halder
Department of Education, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Abstract


The development of the child is effected by various factors like socioeconomic status, nutritional awareness of mothers which may significantly affect child cognitive development. However nutritional awareness of the mother may be associated with SES. The objective of the present study is to find the association between Socio Economic Status (SES) and Nutritional awareness of mother (NAM).The tools are questionnaire to explore nutritional awareness of mother and General Information Schedule. The sample is 300 children of pre-primary and kindergarten schools of Kolkata, India. The data is analyzed by using correlation analysis. The result suggested that SES and nutritional awareness of mother are significantly associated and effect child cognitive development. The findings of the study may help in developing various plans and schemes to eradicate malnutrition of the children in various social strata. Findings establish mother's nutritional awareness to be significantly associated with SES. The findings indicate that the various components of SES (parents education, income,&occupation) to be significantly correlated to all components of Nutritional awareness of mothers (NAM) along with sub-dimensions.

Keywords


Nutritional Awareness of Mother, Socio Economic Status, Cognitive Development, Preschoolers.