Jailyn King


The purpose of this study was to measure how race, gender, relationship status, and religiosity influence student’s attitudes towards abortions, miscarriages, and stillbirths. Participants consisted of 36 students enrolled at Southern Adventist University (19 male and 20 female). The survey used Jailyns Interpersonal Belief Survey (J.I.BS) Overall, the results of the hypotheses and research questions were not statistically significant. Except for the effect of religiosity on attitudes toward prenatal death which resulted in a score of t(39), p = .05. The inconclusive results open a door for needed future research such as including use of a larger sample size, other instruments that are discrete and will increase validity, reliability, range, and knowledge of this subject.

Keywords: Abortion, Child, Death, Distress, Divorce, Loss, Miscarriage, Stillbirth