Adolescent perceptions of teen births and teen pregnancy prevention

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149731
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent perceptions of teen births and teen pregnancy prevention
Abstract:
Adolescent perceptions of teen births and teen pregnancy prevention
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Herrman, Judith, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Assistant Director
[Special invitation presentation] The purpose of this study is to determine teens' perceptions of adolescent births and their thoughts on the prevention of teen pregnancy. The Sigma Theta Tau/Johnson and Johnson Maternal Child Leadership Academy provided the forum for the development of a quantitative survey measuring these perceptions. The survey items were derived from qualitative data in previous interview and focus groups studies. Questions for those studies were developed from a cost and rewards adaptation of the theory of reasoned action originally proposed to illustrate a decision making framework for adolescent contraceptive use. The survey underwent content expert review, statistical and expert review by an authority in test construction, cognitive interviews with youth experts, pretesting with several youth groups, and piloting as part of the Young Mothers Peer Education Project. The survey will be administered Fall, 2007. The purposive sample will be selected from the students registered at the School Based Wellness Centers and who are identified as high risk. Adolescents will be asked to provide brief demographic data related to ethnic group, age, gender, religiosity, income, and presence of parents in the home. Demographic data will be linked to youth perceptions in order to determine if different groups have cohort-specific perceptions. Findings on perceptions will be used to develop messages and policies oriented to specific groups of teens and to design prevention strategies targeted at the perceptions of youth. It is conjectured that messages, policies, and interventions may be most effective if derived from and informed by the insights of adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent perceptions of teen births and teen pregnancy preventionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149731-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent perceptions of teen births and teen pregnancy prevention</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Herrman, Judith, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jherrman@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] The purpose of this study is to determine teens' perceptions of adolescent births and their thoughts on the prevention of teen pregnancy.&nbsp;The Sigma Theta Tau/Johnson and Johnson Maternal Child Leadership Academy provided the forum for the development of a quantitative survey measuring these perceptions. The survey items were derived from qualitative data in previous interview and focus groups studies. Questions for those studies were developed from a cost and rewards adaptation of the theory of reasoned action originally proposed to illustrate a decision making framework for adolescent contraceptive use. The survey underwent content expert review, statistical and expert review by an authority in test construction, cognitive interviews with youth experts, pretesting with several youth groups, and piloting as part of the Young Mothers Peer Education Project. The survey will be administered Fall, 2007.&nbsp;The purposive sample will be selected from the students registered at the School Based Wellness Centers and who are identified as high risk.&nbsp;Adolescents will be asked to provide brief demographic data related to ethnic group, age, gender, religiosity, income, and presence of parents in the home. Demographic data will be linked to youth perceptions in order to determine if different groups have cohort-specific perceptions. Findings on perceptions will be used to develop messages and policies oriented to specific groups of teens and to design prevention strategies targeted at the perceptions of youth. It is conjectured that messages, policies, and interventions may be most effective if derived from and informed by the insights of adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:08:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:08:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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