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Vol 65, No 2 (2014)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2014-06-30
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Assessment of intelligence quotient among schoolchildren of fishermen community of Kutch, Gujarat, India

Kailash Asawa, Piyush Pujara, Jigar P. Thakkar, Bindi Gajjar Pandya, Anant Raghav Sharma, Sonia Pareek, Aniruddh Tak, Mridula Tak, Ronak Maniar
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2014.0017
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International Maritime Health 2014;65(2):73-78.

open access

Vol 65, No 2 (2014)
MARITIME PSYCHOLOGY Original article
Published online: 2014-06-30
Submitted: 2014-06-30
Accepted: 2014-06-30

Abstract

Background and aim: The aim of the study was to assess the intelligence quotient of fishermen school children of Kutch, Gujarat, India.

Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 8 to 10 years old school children living in Kutch District, Gujarat, India, from January to February 2013. Seguin Form Board Test was used to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) level of children. Means of groups were compared by independent student t-test. Stepwise multiple linear regression was used to identify predictors for IQ.

Results: The mean average timing taken by fishermen school children to complete the test was 30.64 ± 4.97. Males had significantly lower mean timing scores than females (p < 0.05). Participants with severe dental fluorosis, low socio-economic status (SES), lower education level of both mother and father and those who were overweight had significantly higher mean timing scores for average category.

Conclusions: The present study suggested a low IQ among fishermen school children community of Kutch, Gujarat, India. The major factors which influenced their IQ were dental fluorosis, low SES, low education level of parents and high body mass index.

Abstract

Background and aim: The aim of the study was to assess the intelligence quotient of fishermen school children of Kutch, Gujarat, India.

Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 8 to 10 years old school children living in Kutch District, Gujarat, India, from January to February 2013. Seguin Form Board Test was used to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) level of children. Means of groups were compared by independent student t-test. Stepwise multiple linear regression was used to identify predictors for IQ.

Results: The mean average timing taken by fishermen school children to complete the test was 30.64 ± 4.97. Males had significantly lower mean timing scores than females (p < 0.05). Participants with severe dental fluorosis, low socio-economic status (SES), lower education level of both mother and father and those who were overweight had significantly higher mean timing scores for average category.

Conclusions: The present study suggested a low IQ among fishermen school children community of Kutch, Gujarat, India. The major factors which influenced their IQ were dental fluorosis, low SES, low education level of parents and high body mass index.

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Keywords

cross-sectional, fishermen, intelligence quotient, Kutch

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Title

Assessment of intelligence quotient among schoolchildren of fishermen community of Kutch, Gujarat, India

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2014)

Pages

73-78

Published online

2014-06-30

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2014.0017

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2014;65(2):73-78.

Keywords

cross-sectional
fishermen
intelligence quotient
Kutch

Authors

Kailash Asawa
Piyush Pujara
Jigar P. Thakkar
Bindi Gajjar Pandya
Anant Raghav Sharma
Sonia Pareek
Aniruddh Tak
Mridula Tak
Ronak Maniar

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