The relationship between pregnant women's achievement motivation, information about breastfeeding and success in breastfeeding

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Presentation
Title:
The relationship between pregnant women's achievement motivation, information about breastfeeding and success in breastfeeding
Abstract:
The relationship between pregnant women's achievement motivation, information about breastfeeding and success in breastfeeding
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Rentschler, Dorothy, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of New Hampshire, School of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to

success in breastfeeding. A review of the literature suggested

several factors influencing a mother's chance for successful

breastfeeding but scientific support for such factors had not been

reached. Achievement motivation, information, and support theories

were used to develop the theoretical basis and subsequently the

hypotheses and research questions.



Hypotheses: 1. There would be a positive relationship between

pregnant women's achievement motivation and success in

breastfeeding. 2. There would be a positive relationship between

pregnant women's information about breastfeeding and success in

breastfeeding. 3. When taken together the variables of pregnant

women's achievement motivation and information about breastfeeding

would be better predictors of success than either alone.



Research questions: 1. What is the relationship of mothers'

perceptions of husbands' support for breastfeeding and success in

breastfeeding? 2. What is the relationship of mothers'

satisfaction with breastfeeding experience and success in

breastfeeding?



Married women, pregnant for the first time and planning to

breastfeed were sought from child-birth classes. Of the 173

participants originally selected, 150 were included in the

hypotheses testing.



Prior to giving birth the subjects completed a Personal Data

Inventory and instruments used to measure achievement tendency and

information about breastfeeding. At six weeks postpartum, a

Breastfeeding Experience Questionnaire measuring success in

breastfeeding, mothers perception of husbands' support, and

mothers' satisfaction with breastfeeding was mailed to each mother.



Of the 150 participants, 107 were classified as successful

breastfeeders (those who breastfed for at least six weeks). Point

Biserial correlations and Multiple Regression procedures were used

to analyze the data relevant to the hypotheses and research

questions. The hypotheses were supported.



Additional findings revealed that successful breastfeeders reported

fewer problems and described breastfeeding as pleasurable,

relatively easy, and would recommend the practice. The majority of

unsuccessful breastfeeders reported feeling disappointed in their

decision to wean.



The most important implication for nursing is the need to provide

accurate information about breastfeeding to all pregnant women

early in pregnancy and to be available for support during the first

few days of breastfeeding.



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.titleThe relationship between pregnant women's achievement motivation, information about breastfeeding and success in breastfeedingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150323-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The relationship between pregnant women's achievement motivation, information about breastfeeding and success in breastfeeding</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rentschler, Dorothy, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New Hampshire, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ddr@hopper.unh.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to<br/><br/>success in breastfeeding. A review of the literature suggested<br/><br/>several factors influencing a mother's chance for successful<br/><br/>breastfeeding but scientific support for such factors had not been<br/><br/>reached. Achievement motivation, information, and support theories<br/><br/>were used to develop the theoretical basis and subsequently the<br/><br/>hypotheses and research questions.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Hypotheses: 1. There would be a positive relationship between<br/><br/>pregnant women's achievement motivation and success in<br/><br/>breastfeeding. 2. There would be a positive relationship between<br/><br/>pregnant women's information about breastfeeding and success in<br/><br/>breastfeeding. 3. When taken together the variables of pregnant<br/><br/>women's achievement motivation and information about breastfeeding<br/><br/>would be better predictors of success than either alone.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Research questions: 1. What is the relationship of mothers'<br/><br/>perceptions of husbands' support for breastfeeding and success in<br/><br/>breastfeeding? 2. What is the relationship of mothers'<br/><br/>satisfaction with breastfeeding experience and success in<br/><br/>breastfeeding?<br/><br/><br/><br/>Married women, pregnant for the first time and planning to<br/><br/>breastfeed were sought from child-birth classes. Of the 173<br/><br/>participants originally selected, 150 were included in the<br/><br/>hypotheses testing.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Prior to giving birth the subjects completed a Personal Data<br/><br/>Inventory and instruments used to measure achievement tendency and<br/><br/>information about breastfeeding. At six weeks postpartum, a<br/><br/>Breastfeeding Experience Questionnaire measuring success in<br/><br/>breastfeeding, mothers perception of husbands' support, and<br/><br/>mothers' satisfaction with breastfeeding was mailed to each mother.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Of the 150 participants, 107 were classified as successful<br/><br/>breastfeeders (those who breastfed for at least six weeks). Point<br/><br/>Biserial correlations and Multiple Regression procedures were used<br/><br/>to analyze the data relevant to the hypotheses and research<br/><br/>questions. The hypotheses were supported.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Additional findings revealed that successful breastfeeders reported<br/><br/>fewer problems and described breastfeeding as pleasurable,<br/><br/>relatively easy, and would recommend the practice. The majority of<br/><br/>unsuccessful breastfeeders reported feeling disappointed in their<br/><br/>decision to wean.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The most important implication for nursing is the need to provide<br/><br/>accurate information about breastfeeding to all pregnant women<br/><br/>early in pregnancy and to be available for support during the first<br/><br/>few days of breastfeeding.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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