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Volume 52 Issue 4 (December 1979), Pages 301-399

Locus of control and contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and practice (pages 339-345)

A series of 100 interviews with women attending ante‐natal clinics at two Sydney public hospitals assessed their contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and practice and locus of personal control (whether they believed they controlled their own lives). Multiple regression analyses showed that locus of control was significantly related to their attitudes to contraception, but not to their contraceptive knowledge or practice. The implications of that finding for family planning programmes and sex education are discussed.

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