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The value of children : perceptions of Fijian form six students in Fiji's Central Division

Seniloli, Kesaia

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The survey conducted in February, 1987 obtained data on the perceptions of the value of children amongst 351 Form Six students of six moderately sized and predominantly indigenous Fijian secondary schools in the Central Division of Fiji. underlying The study attempts to explain the motivations underlying the existing high fertility level amongst the indigeneous Fijians in Fiji. It was found that although most females wanted a smaller family size than their male counterparts,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSeniloli, Kesaia
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T00:49:30Z
dc.date.available2016-11-21T00:49:30Z
dc.date.created1987
dc.identifier.otherb1672676
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/110382
dc.description.abstractThe survey conducted in February, 1987 obtained data on the perceptions of the value of children amongst 351 Form Six students of six moderately sized and predominantly indigenous Fijian secondary schools in the Central Division of Fiji. underlying The study attempts to explain the motivations underlying the existing high fertility level amongst the indigeneous Fijians in Fiji. It was found that although most females wanted a smaller family size than their male counterparts, all respondents indicated the importance of economic benefits of children particularly old age old age support and the traditional benefits from children which are the props for the perpetuation of high fertility. Most respondents also recognised the financial cost as a major disvalue in having children. It was also found that there was widespread knowledge of the existence of the different methods of contraception and positive attitudes towards the concept of family planning particularly amongst females and rural students. Although knowledge of contraception was not of great depth, most students favoured the use of contraception to prevent having more children. On the basis of the findings of this study it was concluded that until there were changes in the motivations, particularly the reliance on children for old age support, the high fertility level will persist in Fiji. Furthermore there is a need to address the misconceptions, misinformation and ignorance of the young people in Fiji regarding the effectiveness of the different contraceptive methods and also the mechanics of conception.
dc.format.extentviii, 124 leaves
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright
dc.subject.lcshChildren Economic aspects Fiji
dc.subject.lcshFamily size Fiji
dc.titleThe value of children : perceptions of Fijian form six students in Fiji's Central Division
dc.typeThesis (Masters sub-thesis)
local.contributor.supervisorLucas, David
dcterms.valid1987
local.type.degreeMaster by research (Masters)
dc.date.issued1987
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d76398331793
dc.date.updated2016-11-01T00:10:44Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dcterms.licenseThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
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