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ERIC Number: ED152455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Family Planning Attitudes of Traditional and Acculturated Navajo Indians.
Ackerman, Alan; And Others
To determine whether various indices of "acculturation" would predict attitudes towards family planning was the major purpose of a survey conducted among a highly educated group of Navajo people at Navajo Community College (NCC). Owned and operated by the Navajo Tribe, NCC served as a target survey model due to its 90% population of Navajo enrollees. The survey included questions on respondent's age at first marriage, first language learned in childhood, percentage of life spent in the Navajo Nation, educational level of parents, number of siblings, occupation, religious practices, and level of income. Included also were questions on attitudes towards family planning, value of children, acceptability of abortion, and traditional beliefs on conception and pregnancy. The questionnaire was administered to 53 women and 32 men and results indicated that young Navajo people held attitudes towards family planning different from their parents and grandparents. Students at NCC not only agreed on limiting family size but also favored the availability of family planning services. (NLY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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