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Attitude Towards Joint Family System Among Undergraduate Students of A Medical College in Rural Area

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Author(s): C L Prasher, A K Bhardwaj Sunil Kumar Raina, Vishav Chander, B P Badola, Abhilash Sood

Journal: National Journal of Community Medicine
ISSN 0976-3325

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 465;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Attitude | Joint family | medical students

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Since more women in India are joining the labor force without proper support and assistance often in the face of extended family and community opposition, an increase in family difficulties is to be expected. Aim: To assess the attitudes of MBBS students towards joint family. Material and methods: A cross-sectional study using a prestructured questionnaire was used for conducting this study. Results: Out of 118 respondents, a majority, 66.95 percent expressed their preference in it. 58 percent female respondents do not prefer the joint family living, only 42 percent women respondents preferred it.
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