Knowledge of Intellectual Disability (ID) among the Graduates of Social Work


  • Sathyamurthi K
  • Poongothai MSW, Madras School of Social Work, Egmore, Chennai-8. Tamil Nadu, India



Intellectual Disability, Knowledge, Awareness and Social Work


Intellectual disability is a condition where an individual is unable to perform his/her owns needs as well as the society prescribed norms. The individuals need care and attention given by his/her parents or care givers for the day-to-day activities. The social worker plays a major role in providing various services in terms of prevention, awareness, treatment process and also in helping the individual and the family to have a normal functioning. In order to understand the knowledge on Intellectual Disability and improve their awareness on the subject the study has been conducted. Methods – A descriptive method is used for the study. The study participants’ students who are pursuing social work and data is collected using self-prepared questionnaire as a tool. The collection of data is done through convenient sampling method, non-Probability sampling technique. Results – The knowledge level of the students are high in their second year of social work. There is no relation found with their residence or the sex of the students to their knowledge level on intellectual disability. Conclusion – The study can be done in a wide scale to understand various other factors influencing the knowledge level of social work students also has a scope on providing proper awareness on the Intellectual Disability.


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How to Cite

Sathyamurthi K, & Poongothai. (2022). Knowledge of Intellectual Disability (ID) among the Graduates of Social Work. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2).