Chayang Yanisa Yunika Prestiche Putri
Fakultas Kesehatan masyarakat, Universitas Airlangga

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Hubungan Persepsi Nilai Anak dengan Jumlah dan Jenis Kelamin Anak yang Diinginkan pada Wanita Usia Subur Pranikah di Perdesaan Putri, Chayang Yanisa Yunika Prestiche
Biometrika dan Kependudukan Vol 3, No 1 (2014): Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan
Publisher : Biometrika dan Kependudukan

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ABSTRACTOne of the factors that influence use of contraception is population’s motivation, especially the number of children desired. It is affected by the perception of children value, both of son or daughter. The higher perception of children value may lead to increased Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of woman. It cause the problem, such as population explosion in developing countries. The purpose of this study was to find the correlation between perception of the children value with the desired number of children and sex preference by premarital women in the reproduction age in rural areas. This was a cross sectional study with quantitative research approach. Interviews were conducted to the 60 premarital women in reproduction age. Subjects were selected by simple random sampling.  The independent variable was the perception of children value. While the dependent variables were the desired number of children and sex preference. Spearman correlation test showed significant relationship between primary  group ties and affection (p=0,012), adult status and social identity (p=0,012) and economic utility (p=0,006) with the desired number of children. There was no significant relationship between perception stimulation and fun, self-expansion, achievement and creativity, and morality with the desired number of children. Chi Square Fisher Exact Test showed that there were no relationship between perception of the value of children with sex preference. Villagers tend to make children as old age security. The existence of old age social security is needed so that people do not make the child as the only guarantee for old age.Keywords : perception of children value, the desired number of children, sex preference