KNOWLEDGE OF PRE-MARITAL GENETIC SCREENING AMONG STUDENTS OF OSUN STATE POLYTECHNICS IN NIGERIA
Odelola, J. O.; Adisa, O. and Akintaro, O. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study investigated the knowledge of pre-marital genetic screening among students of Osun State Polytechnics. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was self developed and structured questionnaire in four likert-scale format. Descriptive statistics of frequency count and simple percentage was used to analyse the demographic data, while the parametric statistics of t-test set at 0.05 alpha level was used to test the hypothesis. A total number of one thousand, one hundred and sixty-five (1,165) Higher National Diploma students served as respondents for the study. Multistage sampling technique was used in three stages, namely: purposive sampling technique was used to select the schools; stratified sampling technique was used to select the faculties, while proportionate sample of 25% was selected from each stratum. Two research questions were asked and a comprehensive hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. The value for difference in knowledge due to gender was obtained. Based on this, it was concluded that male students of Osun State Polytechnics have more knowledge of pre-marital genetic screening than their female counterparts. The study therefore recommended among other things that social expectations of individuals and communities should be assessed properly before setting programme goals.