The preference for sons or more number of sons than daughters has been documented in several countries in the world. Particularly in India, the preference for a son is very strong and pervasive and it has been frequently cited as one of the major obstacles in the way of reducing the national fertility level. A pre experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge and attitude regarding female feticide. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 50 higher secondary school students for this study. The data was collected by using questionnaire and rating scale developed by the researcher. A planned teaching programme on female feticide was administered to the higher secondary school students and was evaluated. The collected data were tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics and the findings showed that 23 (46%) had adequate knowledge and 26 (52%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 36 (72%) had positive attitude and 14 (28%) had neutral attitude in the post test. This study finding showed that the knowledge and attitude of the higher secondary school students increased after the planned teaching programme. Karl Pearson test revealed that there was positive correlation (0.32) between the post test knowledge and attitude on female feticide. Regarding the association between the post test level of knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables, the results revealed that there was significant association between knowledge with demographic variables like socio economic status and family income but there was no significant association between knowledge and attitude with demographic variables like age, religion, marital status, previous exposure to information of female feticide.
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J. C. Frank, Deva Pon Pushpam.I. A Preexperimental Study to assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge and attitude regarding Female Feticide among Higher Secondary School students at selected School in Jammu. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2017; 7(4): 545-548. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00106.9