Korean university students' knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding: a questionnaire survey.


Journal Article

Infant feeding decisions depend on knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to explore Korean university students' knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding by gender and major. This was a cross-sectional comparative study among 341 university students. The instrument was a modified self-administered breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes questionnaire. Female students were slightly more knowledgeable and had somewhat more positive attitudes compared to male students. Students in health-related fields showed more knowledge than students in other disciplines, but their attitudes did not differ in majority. A significant correlation was found between the students' knowledge and their attitudes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kang, N-M; Song, Y; Im, E-O

Published Date

  • November 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 863 - 870

PubMed ID

  • 16210024

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16210024

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-491X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7489

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.01.003


  • eng