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ERIC Number: ED103753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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Attitudes Toward Oral Contraception Among Canadian University Students.
Bardis, Panos D.
The author conducted a cross-cultural survey of attitudes toward the pill among university students, part of this international sample being a group of young Canadians. The subjects were students from a southwestern Canadian university and were stratified as to sex and amount of education. The author employed his Pill Scale, a 25-item Likert type instrument. The results show the subjects were extremely close to "approval" of oral contraception in terms of the Likert scale employed. The author presents five related reasons for this result: (1) the liberalizing influences of university education; (2) the increase in reported intercourse experienced by women; (3) prevailing spirit of individualism; (4) some concern about world population; and (5) the desire to achieve a higher social status, partly through emphasis on family planning. However, the qualified qualitative reactions indicated that student enthusiasm was slightly reduced by fear concerning the pill's side effects. The author cautions that although adequate family planning programs are necessary, they will not completely eradicate unwanted pregnancies. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada