Folia Medica 62(3): 477-481, doi: 10.3897/folmed.62.e50484
Formation of the Reproductive Behavior of Healthcare Students Depending on Their Mothers' Realized Plans
expand article infoDaniela Taneva, Angelina Kirkova
‡ Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Open Access

Introduction: A socio-demographic analysis of marriage and family requires conducting deep studies penetrating the essence of the processes among the population. The issue of birth-rate, as a basic factor that determines the reproduction of the population, takes a central position in the demographic studies. The study of the influence of the mothers’ reproductive behaviour on their daughters’ repro-ductive attitude is of an undisputed interest. This study deals with mothers’ realized plans as a factor in their daughters’ family planning.

Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in 2018 through a direct group anonymous inquiry among 395 female students. The statistical processing of the data was made with descriptive, alternative, correlation and variance analyses.

Results: The students’ reproductive behaviour is statistically significantly dependent on their mothers’ realized family plans. Moth-ers’ education and the real number of children are statistically significant factors for their daughters’ views about the ideal and planned number of children. 

Conclusion: This study of the reproductive behaviour of the students advances the knowledge in the field by revealing that it is statisti-cally significantly dependent on their mothers’ realized plans. 

birth-rate, family planning, parents, students