International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Effect of Planned Teaching on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Female Feticide among College Students at Selected Colleges in Bangalore

Betty Sebastian


Abstract: Background: The birth of female child is perceived as a curse with economic and social liability because of various traditional belief and misconceptions of the society. The evil practice of female feticide is common in the lower, middle and higher socio - economic households, more so in the north Indian states. As child sex ratio is considered as an important indicator of society?s wellbeing, skewed sex ratio is an issue of major concern and has long - term social and demographic consequences. Aim: To assess the effect of planned teaching on knowledge and attitude regarding Female feticide among college students at selected colleges in Bangalore. Methodology: One group pretest posttest design was adopted for the study and a stratified random sampling technique was used to select 216 college students. A structured knowledge questionnaire, attitude scale and structured teaching module were used to assess the knowledge and attitude of students regarding Female feticide. Results: The pretest score showed 4.17% (9) had adequate knowledge, 76.85% (166) students had moderately adequate knowledge and 18.98% (41) students had inadequate knowledge. The post test score showed 98.61% (213) had adequate knowledge and 1.39% (3) had moderately adequate knowledge.58.33% (126) of the subjects had highly favorable attitude against female feticide in the pretest and in the posttest, it was 100% (216) Among the 216 subjects 41.67% (90) of them had favorable attitude in the pretest, which was 0% in the post test. None of them had a non - favorable attitude both in pre and posttest. Conclusion: The study concludes that if the students are given awareness on female feticide, it improves their knowledge and attitude and they can be change agent in the society to stop female feticide.


Keywords: Female feticide, college students, knowledge, attitude, teaching program


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 526 - 530


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