Personal and socio-economic variables in relation with attitudes towards planned family

Indian J Clin Psychol. 1981 Mar;8(1):35-8.


PIP: The study purpose was to examine the relationships between various personal, demographic and socioeconomic variables and attitude towards family planning on a large sample. The sample included 300 cases, representing urban and rural and male and female compositions of the population of Agra District. The Attitude Towards Family Planning (ATFP) Scale by Kapoor (1973) was used to assess the attitudes toward family planning. Age had no relationship with attitude towards family planning but education and income had substantial positive relationships (r=.56 and .40, respectively, significant at .01 level), followed by occupation showing the higher the socioeconomic status of the respondent the more favorable the attitude. Family size was found to be inversely related with attitude, indicating respondents having more children may not have favorable attitudes. This was more the case with the female sex of the child.

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Attitude*
  • Behavior
  • Data Collection*
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Educational Status*
  • Family Characteristics*
  • Income*
  • India
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics*
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Rural Population*
  • Sampling Studies
  • Social Class
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Urban Population*