Knowledge, Family Role, Source of Information, and the Attitude Towards Premarital Pregnancy among Female Adolescents in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara


Serli Yulianti Hani Nara, Pius Weraman, Luh Putu Ruliati

 

Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Premarital pregnancy among female adolescents is a major issue in Indonesia. Some female adolescents become pregnant and involve in illegal abortion. This study aimed to examine the knowledge, family role, source of information, and the attitude towards premarital pregnancy among female adolescents in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Senior High School 1, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. A sample of 100 female students was selected randomly for this study. The dependent variable was attitude towards premarital pregnancy. The independent variables were knowledge, source of information, and family role. The data was collected by questionnaire and analyzed by a multiple logistic regression.

Results: Good knowledge, strong family involvement, and safe electronic media, were associated with positive attitude towards premarital pregnancy.

Conclusion: Good knowledge, strong family involvement, and safe electronic media are associated with positive attitude towards premarital pregnancy.

Keywords: premarital pregnancy, source of information, family role, adolescent

Correspondence: Serli Yulianti Hani Nara. Masters Program of Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Email: serlihani@gmail.com. Mobile: 081246287221.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.02.44

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