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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 562-568

A Study on Anganwadi Workers of North Karnataka
Surekha Sankangoudar and Akshatha*
Department of Extension and Communication Management, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

To provide basic services to the children as well as to the mothers for proper growth and development, the scheme of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was initiated on 2nd October 1975. It was launched under the women and child development department to reduce the level of infant and child mortality rates. The grass root level workers who are called Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) provide the services of ICDS. The place where the services are provided is called Anganwadi. The study was initiated to know the knowledge level and job satisfaction of AWWS in the Seven Northern Karnataka districts which comes under the jurisdiction of UAS Dharwad during 2017. Random sampling technique was used to collect the data. Total 450 rural AWWs were selected as a sample for the study. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed by using suitable statistical tools. The result of the study showed that that 40.00 per cent of AWWs had medium level of knowledge, followed by high knowledge (36.00 %) and 24.22 per cent of them had low level of knowledge. Regarding association between independent variables and knowledge of AWWs, out of eight independent variables education and training had positive and highly significant association with knowledge level. Whereas, age and year of experience of the respondents found to be positive and significant association with knowledge. Further, type of family and size of family possessed non significant association with knowledge level of AWWs. And also 62.00 per cent of the AWWs had medium level of job satisfaction, 25.11 per cent of them had low level and 12.89 per cent of them belong to the high job satisfaction category. In case of constraints, they were facing problems towards basic facilities viz, lack of proper infrastructure, no proper place for cooking, work stress, problems from beneficiaries and problems while working in office.

Keywords: ICDS, Anganwadi workers (AWWs), knowledge, Job satisfaction, Constraints

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Surekha Sankangoudar and Akshatha. 2019. A study on Anganwadi Workers of North Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 562-568. doi:
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