Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS PREVAILING AMONG ANGANWADI WORKERS

Authors: Pinal P. Jadav and Preeti H. Dave

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: Nutritional awareness, ICDS, Anganwadi Workers, Anganwadi Centres

Volume: 34

Issue: 1

Year: December 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2022.34.1.0012

Abstract: Nutritional awareness is the most powerful determinant of performance, followed by guidance from the supervisors or health functionaries and education level of anganwadi worker. The key objective of the present study is to assessment of nutritional awareness among anganwadi workers. The sample of the present study comprises two hundred anganwadi workers selected by simple random sampling method belonging to Palanpur taluka of Banaskantha district. The personal and socio-economic characteristics viz age, education, type of family, family size, family annual income, were studied as independent variables. Nutritional awareness of anganwadi workers was studied as dependent variables. Questionnaire was filled up by personal interview. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics method using SPSS software. Results from this study revealed as far as education level is concerned, all the anganwadi workers were literate and it is interesting to note that almost fourty four percent of them were highly qualified i.e., graduate or post graduate. More than half (59.50%) anganwadi workers had high level of nutritional awareness. It clearly shows that anganwadi workers possess good nutritional awareness. These results are in line of results presented by other researchers also. Education of the anganwadi workers showed highly significant positive correlation with their nutritional awareness.

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