International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Attitude of adolescents towards abortion in Ilorin Metropolis

  Alade, Folasade Adesola      
Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 April 2013
  •  Published: 30 June 2013



The study examined the attitude of adolescents in Ilorin metropolis towards abortion. The study made use of descriptive design and the instrument used was a self-constructed questionnaire titled the attitude of adolescents towards abortion. A panel of guidance counselors and psychologists established its face and content validities. Test re-test reliability of the instrument was also ensured and a reliability coefficient of 0.80 was obtained at 0.05 level of significant. Four secondary schools were selected through random sampling. The sample consisted of two hundred subjects, fifty from each school, selected through stratified random sampling. Two hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test analysis at 0.05 level of significant. The results of the analysis showed a negative attitude towards abortion. Also, male and female, Christian and Muslim adolescents had the same attitude towards abortion. It was therefore recommended that since adolescents engage in activities that are perceived to be contrary to the norms and rules of society, counseling is needed and this should be adequately provided by both the counselors and the parents.


Key words: Attitude, adolescents, abortion, pregnancy, female adolescents, Ilorin Metropolis.