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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163412
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Associated with Self-Perceptions of Parenting in Adolescent Mothers
Author(s):
DeVito, Josephine Mary
Author Details:
Josephine M. DeVito, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor, Maternal Child Nursing, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: JosDeVito@aol.com
Abstract:
Purpose: Although there is a growing body of literature on self-perceptions of parenting among adult mothers, less is known about factors associated with self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that contribute to the self-perceptions of parenting for adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 post partum period. Theoretical Framework: The framework was derived from theoretical and empirical literature on role identity, social support relationships, and developmental perspectives for adolescents. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A descriptive correlational design was used. Healthy first time adolescent mothers (n= 126; range: 13 to 19 years of age) completed a demographic form, the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire (NSSQ), and the What Being the Parent of a New Baby Is Like: Revised Instrument (WPL-R). Data was analyzed using SPSS software. Results: These adolescent mothers identified their own mother as their primary social support. The higher the level of emotional support the adolescent mother received from her mother, the more positive was the evaluation of parenting (r = +.54, p = .01). However, the more tangible support the adolescent received from her mother, the lower was the evaluation of parenting (r = -.25, p = .01). For the father of the newborn both emotional support (r = +.41, p =.01), and tangible support (r = +.27,p = .01) were positively related to evaluation of their parenting. Late stage adolescent mothers had a more positive evaluation of their parenting and the newborn was more central in their life. Conclusions and Implications: These findings provide empirical evidence that older and younger adolescents are developmentally different and have different needs in terms of parenting. This is important in designing and implementing nursing care and education for adolescent mothers. Interventions to boost social support may enhance self-perceptions of parenting for adolescent mothers.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Associated with Self-Perceptions of Parenting in Adolescent Mothersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeVito, Josephine Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsJosephine M. DeVito, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor, Maternal Child Nursing, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: JosDeVito@aol.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163412-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Although there is a growing body of literature on self-perceptions of parenting among adult mothers, less is known about factors associated with self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that contribute to the self-perceptions of parenting for adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 post partum period. Theoretical Framework: The framework was derived from theoretical and empirical literature on role identity, social support relationships, and developmental perspectives for adolescents. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A descriptive correlational design was used. Healthy first time adolescent mothers (n= 126; range: 13 to 19 years of age) completed a demographic form, the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire (NSSQ), and the What Being the Parent of a New Baby Is Like: Revised Instrument (WPL-R). Data was analyzed using SPSS software. Results: These adolescent mothers identified their own mother as their primary social support. The higher the level of emotional support the adolescent mother received from her mother, the more positive was the evaluation of parenting (r = +.54, p = .01). However, the more tangible support the adolescent received from her mother, the lower was the evaluation of parenting (r = -.25, p = .01). For the father of the newborn both emotional support (r = +.41, p =.01), and tangible support (r = +.27,p = .01) were positively related to evaluation of their parenting. Late stage adolescent mothers had a more positive evaluation of their parenting and the newborn was more central in their life. Conclusions and Implications: These findings provide empirical evidence that older and younger adolescents are developmentally different and have different needs in terms of parenting. This is important in designing and implementing nursing care and education for adolescent mothers. Interventions to boost social support may enhance self-perceptions of parenting for adolescent mothers.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:07:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:07:08Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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