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Factors Affecting Child Development: Highlighting the Facts in the Perspective of Child Abuse in Indian Scenario


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1 Associate Professor, School of Management & Social Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Management, Haldia Institute Management, India
3 Senior Manager (Retail Sales), Haldia Divisional Office, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India
4 Assistant Professor, School of Management & Social Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, India
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Management, Haldia Institute of Health Sciences, India
6 Officer in Charge, Administration Department, Haldia Institute Management, Haldia, West Bengal, India
     

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Child abuse occurs in all cultural, income and ethnic groups and it can be broadly classified under physical, verbal, sexual, emotional or through neglect. It is often assumed that child abuse is an underlying problem encased in bigger problems like human trafficking, etc. The main objective of the paper is to identify the root causal factors of this problem of Child Abuse. This study has identified seven factors which had some contribution to this problem and they are broadly classified as: health-related problems, physical-abuse-related factors, education-related factors, income-related factors, family-related factors,overall child development and socio-economic improvement. The data was collected with the help of a structured questionnaire using a Likert scale. The reliability as well as validity testing was done for this study. Furthermore, structural equaation modeling (SEM) was used for the analysis of the data.

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Child development, Child Abuse, Indian Scenario, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).
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Authors

Arunangshu Giri
Associate Professor, School of Management & Social Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, India
Satakshi Chatterjee
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Management, Haldia Institute Management, India
Pradip Paul
Senior Manager (Retail Sales), Haldia Divisional Office, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India
Manigrib Bag
Assistant Professor, School of Management & Social Science, Haldia Institute of Technology, India
Abanti Aich
Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Management, Haldia Institute of Health Sciences, India
Swatee Biswas
Officer in Charge, Administration Department, Haldia Institute Management, Haldia, West Bengal, India

Abstract


Child abuse occurs in all cultural, income and ethnic groups and it can be broadly classified under physical, verbal, sexual, emotional or through neglect. It is often assumed that child abuse is an underlying problem encased in bigger problems like human trafficking, etc. The main objective of the paper is to identify the root causal factors of this problem of Child Abuse. This study has identified seven factors which had some contribution to this problem and they are broadly classified as: health-related problems, physical-abuse-related factors, education-related factors, income-related factors, family-related factors,overall child development and socio-economic improvement. The data was collected with the help of a structured questionnaire using a Likert scale. The reliability as well as validity testing was done for this study. Furthermore, structural equaation modeling (SEM) was used for the analysis of the data.

Keywords


Child development, Child Abuse, Indian Scenario, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194901