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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158544
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Troubled Teens Regarding Parenting and Pregnancy
Abstract:
Perceptions of Troubled Teens Regarding Parenting and Pregnancy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sink, Katherine, PhD, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Toledo
Contact Address:3015 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Co-Authors:C. Herrera, College of Nursing, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Teen pregnancy is a complex problem affecting the individual, baby, family, and society. The perceptions of teenagers are developmentally unique which can lead to misconceptions and unrealistic beliefs and attitudes toward pregnancy and parenting. This descriptive study is a needs assessment for a pregnancy prevention program for twenty troubled teenagers, known for engaging in "risky" health behaviors who attended an alternate learning center. The purpose is to determine the accuracy of knowledge regarding pregnancy prevention and parenting within this sample. Using King's theoretical framework, a 28-item questionnaire was used to identify issues that may contribute to teen pregnancy. The questionnaire addressed perceptions of relationships, sexual activity, effects of pregnancy, parenting, and infant care. Twenty-one teenagers participated in the study. They were between the ages of 14 and 18, with the majority between the ages of 15 and 16, with most of the students in the ninth grade. There were 19 males and 2 females. Eleven students lived at home with both parents, 7 lived with a single parent and 3 lived in group homes. The results revealed perceptions related to the consequences of having a baby are often related to social benefits or disadvantages including enhancing relationships, gaining love and belonging, responsibility, and time commitments. Misperceptions and lack of knowledge concerning the requirements for parenting, education and finances were identified. Most revealing was that approximately 25% stated a desire for the love of a baby regardless of the consequences. In conclusion, there is a lack of knowledge and misperceptions that nurses need to be aware of that exist in the adolescent population that should be addressed using developmentally appropriate instructional methods.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceptions of Troubled Teens Regarding Parenting and Pregnancyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158544-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceptions of Troubled Teens Regarding Parenting and Pregnancy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Sink, Katherine, PhD, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Toledo</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3015 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ksink@meduohio.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Herrera, College of Nursing, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Teen pregnancy is a complex problem affecting the individual, baby, family, and society. The perceptions of teenagers are developmentally unique which can lead to misconceptions and unrealistic beliefs and attitudes toward pregnancy and parenting. This descriptive study is a needs assessment for a pregnancy prevention program for twenty troubled teenagers, known for engaging in &quot;risky&quot; health behaviors who attended an alternate learning center. The purpose is to determine the accuracy of knowledge regarding pregnancy prevention and parenting within this sample. Using King's theoretical framework, a 28-item questionnaire was used to identify issues that may contribute to teen pregnancy. The questionnaire addressed perceptions of relationships, sexual activity, effects of pregnancy, parenting, and infant care. Twenty-one teenagers participated in the study. They were between the ages of 14 and 18, with the majority between the ages of 15 and 16, with most of the students in the ninth grade. There were 19 males and 2 females. Eleven students lived at home with both parents, 7 lived with a single parent and 3 lived in group homes. The results revealed perceptions related to the consequences of having a baby are often related to social benefits or disadvantages including enhancing relationships, gaining love and belonging, responsibility, and time commitments. Misperceptions and lack of knowledge concerning the requirements for parenting, education and finances were identified. Most revealing was that approximately 25% stated a desire for the love of a baby regardless of the consequences. In conclusion, there is a lack of knowledge and misperceptions that nurses need to be aware of that exist in the adolescent population that should be addressed using developmentally appropriate instructional methods.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:09:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:09:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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