KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS TOWARDS PREVENTION OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN UPPER GARDNERSVILLE, LIBERIA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content Page
Title Page i
Certification ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgements iv
Abstract vi
Table of Contents vii
List of Tables x
List of Figures xi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem 4
1.3 Objective of the Study 5
1.4 Research Questions 5
1.5. Hypotheses 6
1.6 Scope of the Study 6
1.7 Significance of the Study 6
1.8 Justification for the Study 7
1.9 Operational Definition of Terms 7

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction 8
2.1 Adolescents 8
2.2 Adolescent Girls 8
2.2.1 Adolescent Girls Development 9
2.2.1.1 Physical Development 9
2.2.1.2 Psychological Development 10
2.2.1.3 Social/Emotional Development 11
2.3 The penalty of bearing child/children on adolescent 12
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2.4 Interruption of school 13
2.4 Factors that contribute to adolescent pregnancy 16
2.4.1 Family Relations 16
2.4.2 Family planning/ Contraception 19
2.6 Theoretical Framework 21
2.6.1 Application of the theory 21

CHAPTER THREE: METHODLOGY

3.0 Introduction 25
3.1 Research Design 25
3.2 Population 25
3.3 Sample size and sampling Technique 26
3.4 Research Instrumentation 27
3.5 Validity and Reliability of Instrument 28
3.6 Method of Data Collection 28
3.7 Method of Data Analysis 29
3.8 Ethical Consideration 29

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.0 Introduction 30
4.1 Analysis of the Research objectives 31
4.2 Section Two: Testing of Hypotheses 39
4.3 Discussion of Findings 41

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.0 Introduction 46
5.1 Summary 46
5.2 Conclusion 47
5.3 Recommendations 47
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5.4 Limitation of the Study 48
5.5 Suggestion for Further Studies 48
References 49
Appendices 55

LIST OF TABLES
Table Page
3.3.1 Sampling of schools in Gardnerville 27
3.3.2 Sampling of classes in the two selected schools 27
3.5.1 Cronbach’s alpha (α) 28
4.1.1 Demographic characteristics 31
4.1.2 Knowledge of prevention towards unintended pregnancy 33
4.1.2.1 Summary of Table 4.1.2.1 34
4.1.3 Attitudinal disposition of adolescent girls towards prevention of
unintended pregnancy 35
4.1.3.1 Summary of Table 4.1.3.1 36
4.1.4 The level of perception of adolescent girls with regards to
prevention of unintended pregnancy 37
4.1.5 Self reported prevention of unintended pregnancy 39
4.2.1 Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis adolescent knowledge
and perception of unintended pregnancy 40
4.2.2 Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis adolescent knowledge
and prevention of unintended pregnancy 40
4.2.3 Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis adolescent perception
and prevention of unintended pregnancy 41

LIST OF FIGURES
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1. Adapted health belief model of preventing unintended pregnancy 22

 

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