Psycho-Social Factors as Determinants of Utilization of Family Planning Services among the Non-Academic Workers of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria.

Joel Adeleke Afolayan, Alice Mosunmola Afolayan


Society is an aggregate of individual families and whatever affects the family affects the society. Over population today is a major problem in developing countries of the world.  A method of combating this ever increasing threat to the world peace is family limitation i.e. the voluntary spacing of birth of children. Family planning has significant advantages for the individual, families and society as a whole yet some individuals are still not ready to utilize the available family planning services around them hence this study examined some of the psychosocial factors that determine the utilization of family planning services among the non-academic workers of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria. Two hundred participants were conveniently and randomly selected from the Maternity and General Hospital Wings of the Teaching Hospital and printed questionnaires were distributed to the participants to elicit the needed information. Four hypotheses were used and tested at the probability level of 0.05 significance. Simple percentages and Partial Correlation Test were used. The results obtained from all the hypotheses showed that there’s a correlation between psychosocial factors and utilization of family planning services and that those psychosocial factors determine the utilization of family planning services.

Keywords: Determinants, Family Planning, Psycho-social factors, Utilization


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