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Contraceptive Knowledge and Contraceptive Attitude of Female Nursing Students of a College

일개 전문대학 간호과 여학생들의 피임지식과 피임태도

  • Received : 2012.04.09
  • Accepted : 2012.07.12
  • Published : 2012.07.31

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to investigate the contraceptive knowledge, contraceptive attitude and the relationship of the two variables of female nursing students of a college. In this study, 254 female nursing college students by a convenience sample method were studied. Data were collected from October, 17 to November, 11, 2011 and analysed using SPSS/PC Win 12.0 program. Results: The contraceptive knowledge of the subjects significantly differed according to the grade, school record, premarital sexual intercourse, premarital residence, experience of hugging, kissing, and petting. The contraceptive attitude of the subjects significantly differed according to contraceptive education at home, experience of hugging, kissing, and petting. Contraceptive knowledge and contraceptive attitude showed significant positive relationship. The factors influencing contraceptive knowledge were grade, school record, opinion on premarital cohabitation, and the experience of petting. The factors influencing contraceptive attitude were the experience of hugging and contraceptive education at home. College should provide nursing students adequate contraceptive education program according to their general and sexual behavior characteristics.

Keywords

Female college student;Contraceptive knowledge;Contraceptive attitude

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 강동대학교

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