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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160027
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experiences of Having Become Sexually Active for Adolescent Mothers
Abstract:
Experiences of Having Become Sexually Active for Adolescent Mothers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Burns, Vicki, PhD, MSN, APRN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Louisville
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 502 Macon Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40207, USA
Contact Telephone:502-742-3642
The purpose of this research was to describe adolescent mothers' experience of having become sexually active. Most scholars who have studied adolescent sexual behavior have used quantitative methods and focused on testing their own constructs. In this descriptive phenomenological study, adolescent mothers were able to freely discuss their experiences. Porter's phenomenological method was used to gather and analyze data. Prior to data-gathering, literature relevant to the experience of having become sexually active, and also to the context of that experience, was set aside so that phenomena could be intuited. From the data, phenomena were identified that illustrate the structures of the participants' experiences. The 10 participants were between 16 and 19 years old, and each had at least one living child. Each participant took part in 3 one-on-one, audio-taped interviews. Some data were relevant to the context of the participants' experience. Four features of the participants' lifeworld were intuited: (a) living without a strong father figure, (b) exploring on my own, (c) disregarding the potential for negative consequences, and (d) seeking acceptance in a new world. The young women's intentions, or what they were trying to do as they became sexually active, represent the phenomena of the experience. The following four phenomena were intuited: (a) making a safe place, (b) redefining myself, (c) creating my own life story, and (d) engaging with the unknown. Results were compared to relevant literature. Compared to prior literature, the phenomena represent a richer and deeper perspective on adolescent sexual behavior. Implications were identified for nursing practice, theory development, public policy, and future research. [Poster Presentation]
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.titleExperiences of Having Become Sexually Active for Adolescent Mothersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160027-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experiences of Having Become Sexually Active for Adolescent Mothers</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Burns, Vicki, PhD, MSN, APRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Louisville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 502 Macon Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40207, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">502-742-3642</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">veburn01@louisville.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research was to describe adolescent mothers' experience of having become sexually active. Most scholars who have studied adolescent sexual behavior have used quantitative methods and focused on testing their own constructs. In this descriptive phenomenological study, adolescent mothers were able to freely discuss their experiences. Porter's phenomenological method was used to gather and analyze data. Prior to data-gathering, literature relevant to the experience of having become sexually active, and also to the context of that experience, was set aside so that phenomena could be intuited. From the data, phenomena were identified that illustrate the structures of the participants' experiences. The 10 participants were between 16 and 19 years old, and each had at least one living child. Each participant took part in 3 one-on-one, audio-taped interviews. Some data were relevant to the context of the participants' experience. Four features of the participants' lifeworld were intuited: (a) living without a strong father figure, (b) exploring on my own, (c) disregarding the potential for negative consequences, and (d) seeking acceptance in a new world. The young women's intentions, or what they were trying to do as they became sexually active, represent the phenomena of the experience. The following four phenomena were intuited: (a) making a safe place, (b) redefining myself, (c) creating my own life story, and (d) engaging with the unknown. Results were compared to relevant literature. Compared to prior literature, the phenomena represent a richer and deeper perspective on adolescent sexual behavior. Implications were identified for nursing practice, theory development, public policy, and future research. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:33:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:33:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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