The Psychological Motives Of Safe Motherhood Practices: A Case Of Married Females In Gujrat

Authors

  • Ummel Baneen Department of Population Sciences, University of Gujrat
  • Prof. Dr. Fauzia Maqsood Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gujrat
  • Sidra Maqsood Government College University, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v18i1.34

Keywords:

Psychological, Motives, Safe Motherhood, Practices, Married Females

Abstract

Psychological motives are the important trajectories to increase the awareness about safe motherhood among married females. The current study aimed at examining the relationship between psychological motives of awareness about safe motherhood among married females living in Gujrat. The females who were married, currently living with their husbands, were in reproductive age and enlisted by a lady health worker of the community were the target population of study. The sample of 301 married females was selected through simple random sampling. Interview schedule was used to collect the information from married females. For the analysis of the data Pearson’s correlation matrix and simple linear regression was used. Data was analyzed by using computer software SPSS. The results of the study showed that psychological motives that are self-esteem and health locus of control had positive and significant relationship with awareness about safe motherhood among the married females. It can be concluded that females who had favorable level of self-esteem and health locus of control were more aware about safe motherhood practices. The study suggested that the females of more vulnerable group must also be targeted along with their partners. Enhanced psychological services must also be available for the couples.

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Published

2019-06-30

How to Cite

Baneen, U., Maqsood, F., & Maqsood, S. (2019). The Psychological Motives Of Safe Motherhood Practices: A Case Of Married Females In Gujrat. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 18(1), 211–226. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v18i1.34

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