Impact of Pro-life Education on Abortion Attitude in Nepal

Type of Submission

Podium Presentation

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Room 102


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 3:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 4:00 PM



Since the legalization at abortion in Nepal in 2002, the number of induced abortions has increased. Various national and international organizations have been giving greater attention and effort in enhancing the public's knowledge on legal abortion. However, little research on pro-life education and its impact on abortion attitude have been conducted in Nepal and around the world at large. The purpose of this research is to explore the impact of pro-life education on abortion attitude in Nepal. This one group pre-test post-test pilot study is based on the cognitive dissonance theory (CDT), which postulates that education brings attitude change. The study was conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal, from December 18-24, 2012. The research participants consisted at 145 Nepali college students at age 18 years and above from three colleges of Kathmandu city. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the demographic characteristics of the participants. The results of paired test showed that there was a significant difference (t= -14.63, df= 144, p=0.000, ?=0.05) between the pre-test (x=2.91 , SD ± .27) and the post-test (x= 3.22, SD± .24) after pro-life education. Phi correlation analysis between the demographic-attitude variables and the post-test demonstrated that education and knowing someone who had abortion are correlated. The study was consistent with other previous study in that education brings attitude change; to be specific, this study supports the hypothesis that there will be a change in abortion attitude after providing pro-life education. This study has laid the foundation on pro-life attitude using CDT. Further research on pro-life attitude and behavior change, concept analysis on pro-life and testing of pro-life attitude scale are recommended. The result of the study encourages health care providers and pro-life organizations to continue with the pro-Iife education with the hope of decreasing the number of abortions worldwide.

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Apr 10th, 3:30 PM Apr 10th, 4:00 PM

Impact of Pro-life Education on Abortion Attitude in Nepal

Cedarville, OH