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ERIC Number: ED149245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Contraceptive Attitudes and Behavior of Several Groups of Women.
Oskamp, Stuart; And Others
This paper is a progress report on a large-scale five-year longitudinal predictive study of contraceptive success and failure, begun in November, 1973. Subjects were a randomly selected goup of 646 patients at a Planned Parenthood Clinic. An interview and several brief questionnaires were administered to each subject. A sub-group was selected composed of women who had had unwanted pregnancies, and several differences were noted between this group and other groups of women sampled. Findings suggest that while demographic factors such as age, ethnic background and socioeconomic status do contribute some variance to contraceptive failure, the additional influences of attitudes, personality, sexual and contraceptive knowledge, and interpersonal relationships play a very important role. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Center for Population Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C. September 3-7, 1976)