International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitude towards Early Marriage among Parents at Selected Rural Areas of Kolhapur District

Trupti Jadhav


Abstract: Background: Early marriage in India is a matter of serious concern. Child Marriage denies a child the basic right to good health, nutrition and education. It is widely acknowledged that early marriage makes girls more vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation. For both girls and boys, marriage has a strong physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional impact, cutting off educational opportunities and chances of personal growth. So it is more important to give the knowledge regarding early marriage to the parents. Methodology: The study was conducted in the selected rural areas of the Kolhapur district. The sample size taken for this study was 100 parents. Structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale was used to assess the knowledge and attitude of the parents towards early marriage. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The result showed that majority of the subjects 86 (86%) had average knowledge and minimum 3 (3%) had poor knowledge and 11 (11%) had good knowledge. Regarding attitude, results showed that among parents majority of subjects had 87 (87%) Positive attitude score and minimum have 13 (13%) Negative attitude score. there was moderate positive correlation between knowledge score and attitude score towards early marriage. This showed that knowledge and attitude was correlated to each other. Conclusion: The present study revealed that majority of parents had average knowledge on early marriage and most of parents had positive attitude. Therefore, it was concluded that there is need to increase the knowledge regarding early marriage and negative attitude towards early marriage in some parents.


Keywords: Parents; Knowledge; Attitude; Early Marriage


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 2031 - 2034


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