A comparison of social competence, perceived social support, psychological well-being and self-efficacy sense among women seeking abortion and women non-seeking abortion

Mozhgan Zarean, Alireza Kakavand, Mohammad Hakami

Abstract


This study is done in order to compare social competence, perceived social support, psychological well-being and sense of self-efficacy between women who seeking abortion and who are not. The method of this study is a comparison, so that 50 women of seeking abortion who went to Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic in Tehran compared with 50 women who are not. They were selected in sampling for being available and purposive and we made a comparison between them. Data were analyzed using multiple variance analysis.

The tools using for this study was social competence, perceived social support, psychological well-being and self- efficacy questionnaire. Findings show that there is a meaningful relation between social competence, perceived social support, psychological well-being and self- efficacy of women seeking abortion and women who are not. The women seeking abortion have less perceived social support and self-efficacy in comparison with the ones who are not. Also, social competence and psychological well-being of women seeking abortion is higher than they are not. 


Keywords


Social competence; perceived social support; psychological well-being; self- efficacy; abortion.

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