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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2006;12(1):89-95.
Correlation Study on the Motivation to Become a Parent and Understanding of Parents' Role by Women College Students.
Eun Joo Kim
Department of Nursing, Kyungin Women College. kimeju@kic.ac.kr
PURPOSE: This study was done to examine the understanding of becoming a parent held by women college students, and to examine correlations between motivation to become a parent and perception of parents' role. METHOD: The participants in the study were 220 women college students of K Women's College in Incheon. Data were collected from July to November, 2004 and the method was self-report questionnaires which were constructed to include understanding of parenthood, motivation to become a parent, perception of parents' role. Result: 1) In this study, 78.2% of women collage students responded they have marriage plans and 76.6% of the students responded they will have children. 2) Scores for motivation to become a parent and perception of parents' role by female college students were 44.5 and point 56.9 respectively. 3) Examination of the correlation of motivation to become a parent and perception of parents' role showed that there was a medium level of correlation and it was statistically significant. CONCLUSION: These result indicate that interventions towards improvement in understanding of motivation to become a parent should be provided for adolescents and early adult.
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