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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163719
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pregnant Adolescents' Perspective on Pregnancy and Parenting
Author(s):
Rentschler, Dorothy
Author Details:
Dorothy Rentschler, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, School of Nursing, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, email: ddr@hopper.unh.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: Adolescent pregnancy has been examined from a variety of frameworks including: developmental, educational, and social. While the findings of these studies are useful there remains a gap in the literature addressing the issues of pregnancy and parenting from the pregnant adolescent's perspective. The purpose of this study was to conceptualize the processes used by adolescents to manage changes related to pregnancy and as preparation for parenting. Framework: Grounded theory methodology (Glaser and Strauss, 1967) provided the framework for this qualitative study. Design and sample: The purposive sampling comprised 20 pregnant 13 to 19 year old teens, who were in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and planning to keep their child. An in-depth taped interview of each participant was performed either in a private office in the school the teen was attending, or in the privacy of her home. Data was analyzed using the constant comparative method. Interviews were compared with each other to confirm/disconfirm emerging categories. This process continued until consistency and representativeness of concepts was reached and categories saturated. Findings and conclusions: The pregnant adolescents' perception of the changes related to pregnancy included both the expected and predictable, as well as, changes that seemed relevant to the developmental stage of the individual. The emerging concept "pregnant me-unexpected changes", included factors related to physical, emotional, and behavioral changes, as well as alterations in relationships and in goals/dreams. In particular, the teens described the changes as they related to the self-in-relation to the family, specifically the mother; the community, specifically, the school system and school friends; and to society, specifically the welfare of the unborn child. Managing the changes was directly related to the pregnant teen's perceived level of support from family, community and society. The concept "visioning mothering" emerged as the teen recognized the need to transform from a carefree teen to a responsible mother. In conclusion, nurses working with this vulnerable population need to focus on the multiple factors that put this group at risk first for pregnancy and secondly for the issues related to teen parenting.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
ENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePregnant Adolescents' Perspective on Pregnancy and Parentingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRentschler, Dorothyen_US
dc.author.detailsDorothy Rentschler, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, School of Nursing, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, email: ddr@hopper.unh.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163719-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Adolescent pregnancy has been examined from a variety of frameworks including: developmental, educational, and social. While the findings of these studies are useful there remains a gap in the literature addressing the issues of pregnancy and parenting from the pregnant adolescent's perspective. The purpose of this study was to conceptualize the processes used by adolescents to manage changes related to pregnancy and as preparation for parenting. Framework: Grounded theory methodology (Glaser and Strauss, 1967) provided the framework for this qualitative study. Design and sample: The purposive sampling comprised 20 pregnant 13 to 19 year old teens, who were in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and planning to keep their child. An in-depth taped interview of each participant was performed either in a private office in the school the teen was attending, or in the privacy of her home. Data was analyzed using the constant comparative method. Interviews were compared with each other to confirm/disconfirm emerging categories. This process continued until consistency and representativeness of concepts was reached and categories saturated. Findings and conclusions: The pregnant adolescents' perception of the changes related to pregnancy included both the expected and predictable, as well as, changes that seemed relevant to the developmental stage of the individual. The emerging concept "pregnant me-unexpected changes", included factors related to physical, emotional, and behavioral changes, as well as alterations in relationships and in goals/dreams. In particular, the teens described the changes as they related to the self-in-relation to the family, specifically the mother; the community, specifically, the school system and school friends; and to society, specifically the welfare of the unborn child. Managing the changes was directly related to the pregnant teen's perceived level of support from family, community and society. The concept "visioning mothering" emerged as the teen recognized the need to transform from a carefree teen to a responsible mother. In conclusion, nurses working with this vulnerable population need to focus on the multiple factors that put this group at risk first for pregnancy and secondly for the issues related to teen parenting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:12:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:12:37Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.nameENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlantic City, New Jersey, USAen_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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