Family size intentions and sex preference

Callan V.J. (1980) Family size intentions and sex preference. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family, 1 4: 157-161. doi:10.1080/01591487.1980.11004164

Author Callan V.J.
Title Family size intentions and sex preference
Journal name Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0159-1487
Publication date 1980-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01591487.1980.11004164
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 157
End page 161
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract Four hundred and thirty-eight Anglo-Australian students completed a questionnaire on their family size intentions, attitudes to contraception and the Coombs sex preference scale. The majority of students wanted 2 or 3 children, with females, particularly Catholics, more likely to want 4 or more children. The students demonstrated a balanced sex preference which was related to psychological benefitsin having a child of the same sex. While one child was not acceptable, there were already signs that 2 children were somewhat favoured. In addition, a balanced sex preference would encourage decisions in favour of smaller families.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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