Event Title

Opinions on Abortion: MSU Student Definitions of Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and How They Identify

Location

CSU 255

Start Date

21-4-2014 1:05 PM

End Date

21-4-2014 2:05 PM

Student's Major

Gender and Women's Studies

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Amy Sullivan

Mentor's Department

Gender and Women's Studies

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Understanding how College age students engage with the abortion debate and how they identify is important to know, because both sides of the debate want to understand how young adults feel about the issue. This research looks at how students at MSU define Pro-Choice and Pro-life, as well as how they identify within those parameters. Researchers created a survey that allows students to explain their opinions on abortion in their own words. Next, researchers will review the student responses and reasons they identify one way or another, and compare them to current research on abortion attitudes that college students have to give these results context. The main goal of this research is to understand how student define Pro-Life and Pro-Choice compared to what their original definitions are, which shows that these definitions have changed and have different meanings to the general population of students at MSU.

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Opinions on Abortion: MSU Student Definitions of Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and How They Identify

CSU 255

Understanding how College age students engage with the abortion debate and how they identify is important to know, because both sides of the debate want to understand how young adults feel about the issue. This research looks at how students at MSU define Pro-Choice and Pro-life, as well as how they identify within those parameters. Researchers created a survey that allows students to explain their opinions on abortion in their own words. Next, researchers will review the student responses and reasons they identify one way or another, and compare them to current research on abortion attitudes that college students have to give these results context. The main goal of this research is to understand how student define Pro-Life and Pro-Choice compared to what their original definitions are, which shows that these definitions have changed and have different meanings to the general population of students at MSU.

Recommended Citation

Brickley, Audrey. "Opinions on Abortion: MSU Student Definitions of Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and How They Identify." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_09/1