International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part H (2017)
A study to assess the knowledge and attitude towards consanguineous marriages among adolescents in selected colleges of Tirupati
Consanguineous refers to union of individuals having a common ancestor or marriage between a man and woman related by blood. The most common form of consanguineous union contracted is between first cousins. Around the globe consanguineous marriages have been practiced by many societies from time immemorial due to socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, and religious factors. Descriptive study was conducted to assess the level of knowledge and attitude, correlation between knowledge and attitude& association between the level of knowledge and attitude towards consanguineous marriage among adolescents. 100 adolescents were selected by purposive sampling technique. The study concluded that majority 48(48%) had moderate knowledge, 45(45%) adolescents had moderate Attitude, There is a positive correlation(r=0.864) between knowledge and attitude regarding Consanguineous marriages among adolescents. The adolescent and youth should educate about the problems and consequences of the consanguineous through educational program in different grads focus on premarital care.
How to cite this article:
V kusuma, M Sreelatha, P Sudharani. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude towards consanguineous marriages among adolescents in selected colleges of Tirupati. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):524-525.