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Psychological Factors That Predict Reaction to Abortion
Psychodynamics and Psychopathology (1981)
  • D. T. Moseley, University of South Carolina
  • Diane R. Follingstad, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • H. Harley
  • Robert V. Heckel

Investigated demographic and psychological factors related to positive or negative reactions to legal abortions performed during the first trimester of pregnancy in 62 females in an urban southern community. Results suggest that the social context and the degree of support from a series of significant persons rather than demographic variables were most predictive of a positive reaction.

  • abortion,
  • social context,
  • social support
Publication Date
April, 1981
Citation Information
D. T. Moseley, Diane R. Follingstad, H. Harley and Robert V. Heckel. "Psychological Factors That Predict Reaction to Abortion" Psychodynamics and Psychopathology Vol. 37 Iss. 2 (1981)
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