A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE AWARENESS AND ATTITUDE REGARDING FEMALE FOETICIDE AMONG ELIGIBLE COUPLES AT SELECTED RURAL AREA OF JODHPUR
Suresh , Rohit Kumar Chouhan
Lecturer , K.S. MEMORIAL, COLLEGE OF NURSING
INTRODUCTION: Female foeticide is one of the most nefarious crimes on this earth, perhaps what detestable is that the people who commit crime belong to educated class. Some of the worst gender ratio gross violationâ€™s right is founding south and East Asian countries such as India and china. Numerous scholars have observed that the latest advances in modern medical sciences â€“ the tests like Amniocentesis and Ultrasonography which were originally designed for detection of congenital abnormalities of the foetus are being misused for knowing thesex of the foetus with the intention of aborting it if happens to be that of a female. AIM OF THE STUDY: Assess the awareness regarding female foeticide among eligible couples. METERIAL AND METHOD: A descriptive study was carried out to assess the awareness & attitude of 100 eligible couple selected by purposive sampling, who were eligible couple in rural area in Jodhpur Rajasthan were assessed by using a structured knowledge questionnaire and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. RESULT: The finding of the study shows that majority (54%) of the sample had average awareness, followed by 29% had poor awareness and remaining (17%) sample had good awareness regarding female foeticide. The finding of the study shows that majority (35%) of the sample had negative attitude followed by 28% had positive attitude, 20% had strongly negative attitude and remaining (17%) sample had strongly positive attitude regarding female foeticide. However, the majority of the demographic variables such as age of husband, education of husband, education of wife, monthly income of family, occupation of husband, occupation of wife and source of information of the samples indicates significant association with level of awareness and attitude regarding female foeticide except age of wife, religion, and type of family. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that eligible couple have average awareness regarding & negative attitude regarding female foeticide as per current research recommendations. They require education and to enhance their awareness & attitude regarding female foeticide
Keywords: Awareness, Attitude, female foeticide, Eligible couple.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2021-07-16