The Correlates of two Social Factors Influencing Parents’ Attitudes to the Occurrences of Cases of Pregnancy Among Adolescents

By Akolade Olubunmi Lapite.

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Occurrences of cases of pregnancy among adolescents has become embarrassing social problems in sprawling large cities and some rural area in our society. In its attempt to explain the occurrence of this problem, this paper investigated gender and socio – economic status of parents as social factors influencing parents attitudes to the occurrences of cases of pregnancy. A total of two hundred randomly sampled parents responded to Parents Attitudes to Pregnancy Scale (PAPS). Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t – test analysis. The result showed that there was no significant difference between the attitude of male and female parents (p>0.05) and no significant difference between the attitude of parents of high and low socio – economic status (p>0.05) to the occurrence of pregnancy. It was therefore recommended that parents should be more involved in their adolescent daughters’ moral upbringing and welfare to stem the tide of cases of pregnancy among adolescents in our society.

Keywords: Adolescent, Pregnancy, Parents', Attitudes

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp.33-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 492.447KB).

Akolade Olubunmi Lapite

Lecturer, Dept of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria

I am currently a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology,Guidance and counselling at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education,Otto/Ijanikin,Lagos,Nigeria.I have Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and also in Personnel Psychology(MPP).At the moment, I am a Doctoral student in Counselling Psychology at Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ago-Iwoye,Nigeria.My interests are in School Psychology,Learning and oragnisational behaviour.

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