This was a descriptive correlational study designed to determine if there was a relationship between adolescent contraceptive use and family communication. The null hypothesis stated that there would be no significant correlation in the adolescent use of contraceptive methods and family communication. A researcher-designed tool, the "Adolescent Contraceptive Questionaire," was administered to 27 college students aged IS and 19 years. Of this group there were 3 whites and 24 blacks. The hypothesis was tested using the Pearson r correlation coefficient. There was no significant relationship between the adolescent's contraceptive use and family communication. The researcher failed to reject the null hypothesis.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
B. J. Landis
Dr. Phyllis W. Werner
Dr. Mary Patricia Curtis
Davis Hill, Gladys Marie, "The Effects of Family Influence on Contraceptive Use Among Adolescents" (1984). MSN Research Projects. 82.