An Analysis of BYU 1963 Women Graduates' Present Status as Mothers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Brigham Young University
This study is concerned with the practices and feelings of a selected group of young mothers pertaining to (1) their family life and (2) their activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The data for this study were obtained from a questionnaire which was administered by mail to 477 women who were married when they graduated from Brigham Young University or those who married after graduating date of the study was from June 1963 to June 1968 three hundred and seventy two questionnaires or 87 per cent were completed.
Less than 49 per cent of the respondents were not holding family home evenings going to the temple regularly completing and submitting their fifteen family group sheets.
Sixty-three per cent of the respondents were using contraceptives ninety three per cent of the respondents had worked during their married life.
The conclusions of this study indicate that the lord commandment to multiply has been broken by the use of contraceptives and the church teachings of family home evenings regular temple attendance and completing their family group sheets has not been internalized in the lives of the study group.