Adolescent Maternal-fetal Attachment And Parental Authority Style Of The Adolescent's Parents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165920
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Maternal-fetal Attachment And Parental Authority Style Of The Adolescent's Parents
Author(s):
Ard, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Ard, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: Bernhard.3@osu.edu
Abstract:
Adolescent pregnancy and parenting are at all time highs in the United States. A variety of research has been conducted in the area of maternal attachment but the majority of studies exclude adolescents from the samples. Ineffective attachment has been related to failure-to-thrive, adult psychopathology, and parenting problems. Several studies have been done trying to determine the factors related to adolescent pregnancy and to determine potential risk factors. Family dynamics and parenting styles have not been specifically addressed as risk factors for adolescent pregnancy. Parenting styles have been shown to effect adolescent school performance, the development of indecision, adolescent autonomy, and family conflict. The problem statements for this study include the following: (1) Does parental authority style have an effect on the incidence of adolescent pregnancy? (2) Does parental authority style have an effect on the adolescent's ability to attach to her fetus? The purposes for this study are to determine (1) whether there is a predominant parental authority style among the parents of pregnant adolescents and (2) the effect of the parental authority style of the adolescent's parents on the maternal-fetal attachment of the adolescent. A descriptive correlational design will be used reviewing the charts of a convenience sample located in a high school program specifically for pregnant adolescents. The charts contain a Cranley's Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale and a Parental Authority Questionnaire. Demographic data will also be obtained from the charts. Data analysis will include frequency distributions, means, Pearson r, and ANOVA. Adolescent pregnancy and parenting are ongoing problems in the United States. Health care professionals need to continue to intervene with these girls and their babies to facilitate a nurturing environment for both. If parenting styles could be identified as a risk for adolescent pregnancy and/or malattachment of the adolescent to her fetus, nursing and other disciplines could intervene and teach alternative parenting skills. The future of tomorrow's children may be dependent upon interventions with today's adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent Maternal-fetal Attachment And Parental Authority Style Of The Adolescent's Parentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArd, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Ard, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA, email: Bernhard.3@osu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165920-
dc.description.abstractAdolescent pregnancy and parenting are at all time highs in the United States. A variety of research has been conducted in the area of maternal attachment but the majority of studies exclude adolescents from the samples. Ineffective attachment has been related to failure-to-thrive, adult psychopathology, and parenting problems. Several studies have been done trying to determine the factors related to adolescent pregnancy and to determine potential risk factors. Family dynamics and parenting styles have not been specifically addressed as risk factors for adolescent pregnancy. Parenting styles have been shown to effect adolescent school performance, the development of indecision, adolescent autonomy, and family conflict. The problem statements for this study include the following: (1) Does parental authority style have an effect on the incidence of adolescent pregnancy? (2) Does parental authority style have an effect on the adolescent's ability to attach to her fetus? The purposes for this study are to determine (1) whether there is a predominant parental authority style among the parents of pregnant adolescents and (2) the effect of the parental authority style of the adolescent's parents on the maternal-fetal attachment of the adolescent. A descriptive correlational design will be used reviewing the charts of a convenience sample located in a high school program specifically for pregnant adolescents. The charts contain a Cranley's Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale and a Parental Authority Questionnaire. Demographic data will also be obtained from the charts. Data analysis will include frequency distributions, means, Pearson r, and ANOVA. Adolescent pregnancy and parenting are ongoing problems in the United States. Health care professionals need to continue to intervene with these girls and their babies to facilitate a nurturing environment for both. If parenting styles could be identified as a risk for adolescent pregnancy and/or malattachment of the adolescent to her fetus, nursing and other disciplines could intervene and teach alternative parenting skills. The future of tomorrow's children may be dependent upon interventions with today's adolescents.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:36:30Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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