Influence of Mothers and Female Students Location on Their Attitudes Towards Female Genital Mutilation: Counselling Implication

Abstract

This study assessed the influence of mothers and female student’s location on their attitudes towards female genital mutilation in Delta state, Nigeria: counselling implication. The design was the cross sectional descriptive survey research design. Two questions were raised with their correspondent hypothesis while the population comprised all mothers and female secondary school students in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, the instrument used for the study was a questionnaire titled “Female Genital Mutilation Attitude Survey Scale (FGMASS) which was adopted and modified by the researchers. Data were analysed using Analysis of Variance. The results revealed that there was no significant difference in the attitude of mothers towards Female Genital Mutilation in both urban and rural area; however, there was a significant difference in the attitude of female secondary school students towards Female Genital Mutilation in both urban and rural areas.

Keywords: Mothers, attitude and genital mutilation, female students

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijhpr.13vo10n3pp4048

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 40-48 (Download PDF)

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