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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 4
First page : ( 309) Last page : ( 314)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00023.2

A study to Assess the Level of Perception and Awareness Regarding female Foeticide among the College Students with a view to Develop an Awareness Programme in a Selected college of BBSR, Odisha

Mrs. Devi Sinmayee Kumari*

Associate Professor, Lord Jagannath Mission College of Nursing, Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

*Corresponding Author's Email: sinmayee.devi@gmail.com

Online published on 2 December, 2015.

Abstract

It has been six long decades since India gained independence but many Indians are still trapped in age-old traditional beliefs. Here, ‘‘old beliefs’’ imply the mindset of people who still find themselves in the trap of girlboy equality. The status of females in India aptly symbolizes India's status of being developing nation-miles away from becoming a developed state. Of course, India deserves to be in this list because here, in this 21st century, the girl child continues to be murdered before she is born. Female foeticide is still prevalent in the Indian society; in fact, it has been a practice for hundreds of years. The aim of the study was to assess the level of perception and awareness regarding female foeticide among college students and also to develop an awareness programme. A Descriptive design and cross-sectional survey approach was used for the study. 100 students were selected form royal +2 science college by purposive sampling technique and Data were collected by using checklist, multiple choice question and collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that 67% of students were in the age group of 15-17yr. 94% of students were Hindu, Whereas 70% of students were female, and 30% of students are male. The study revealed that maximum (94%) students were aware about the female foeticide taking place in India, whereas only 6% are unaware about female foeticide taking place in India. The study shows that 45% students were aware about the laws existing to stop female foeticide. No significant (p>0.05) association was found between the students perception and awareness in relation to demographic variables of students.

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Keywords

Female foeticide, Perception, Awareness.

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