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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161659
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pregnancy and sick role: Social contexts of women
Abstract:
Pregnancy and sick role: Social contexts of women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Myers, Sheila, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oklahoma
College of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Box 26901 Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 73190, USA
Contact Telephone:4052712175
Results of a study of public perception of the role of pregnancy are reported. Parsons' sick role model is the framework to question role expectations and relationship to social context. If sick role is ascribed to pregnant women, consequences of deviancy role and social control are critical. Data source was survey responses of a random sample (n=329) of adults in OK City.



A 12 item questionnaire in Likert-type format characterize possible behaviors expected for pregnant women. Consistent with the sick role rights and responsibilities, factor analysis revealed 4 scales (Chronbach's alphas: 0.72-O.77). Univariate and multiple regression analysis treated the 4 scales as DV's while 9 IDVs (social structure, situations, and attitudes toward women) formed social context of women negotiating pregnancy. Results indicate overwhelming agreement with sick role expectations for pregnant women. Yet differences in the extent of the 4 expectations arise from variations of social context. Implications are drawn for pregnant women within the family, the work place, and health care delivery system.
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.titlePregnancy and sick role: Social contexts of womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161659-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pregnancy and sick role: Social contexts of women</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Myers, Sheila, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oklahoma<br/>College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Box 26901 Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 73190, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">4052712175</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Results of a study of public perception of the role of pregnancy are reported. Parsons' sick role model is the framework to question role expectations and relationship to social context. If sick role is ascribed to pregnant women, consequences of deviancy role and social control are critical. Data source was survey responses of a random sample (n=329) of adults in OK City.<br/><br/><br/><br/>A 12 item questionnaire in Likert-type format characterize possible behaviors expected for pregnant women. Consistent with the sick role rights and responsibilities, factor analysis revealed 4 scales (Chronbach's alphas: 0.72-O.77). Univariate and multiple regression analysis treated the 4 scales as DV's while 9 IDVs (social structure, situations, and attitudes toward women) formed social context of women negotiating pregnancy. Results indicate overwhelming agreement with sick role expectations for pregnant women. Yet differences in the extent of the 4 expectations arise from variations of social context. Implications are drawn for pregnant women within the family, the work place, and health care delivery system.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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