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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243302
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Story of Teen Motherhood Identity: A Narrative Analysis
Author(s):
Macintosh, Janelle L.B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Phi, Gamma Rho, & Iota Iota at-large (region 3)
Author Details:
Macintosh, Janelle L.B., PhD, RN, janelle-macintosh@byu.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe and explore how young women participating in a teen mother and child program incorporate the concept of motherhood into their own identities, including the personal and cultural meanings and experiences of motherhood they use to make this identification.

Methods: A purposive sample of nine nulliparous pregnant teens and five staff members from a teen mother and child clinic were interviewed. Additional data were gathered using observation, informal and formal interviews, and field notes.. Narrative analysis and the Burkean Pentad were used to analyze these data.

Results: In the personal narratives, from in-depth interviews, the teen mothers told stories of change, in three acts. The three acts are labeled, The Test, The Loss of My Body, and In My Arms. Teen mothers cast themselves as the lead throughout the three acts of their narratives. Teens were cast as supporting cast members by the omnipresent narrator in the Teen Mother and Child Program, the certified nurse-midwives (CNM).

Conclusion: The casting illuminated a disconnect between the clinic and the personal narratives of teen mothers. The implications to nurses and nurse-midwives abound and include the need to understand how teen mothers position themselves in the construction of their own mother identity.

Keywords:
Maternal Identity; Teen Pregnancy; Narrative Analysis
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Story of Teen Motherhood Identity: A Narrative Analysisen
dc.contributor.authorMacintosh, Janelle L.B.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Phi, Gamma Rho, & Iota Iota at-large (region 3)en
dc.author.detailsMacintosh, Janelle L.B., PhD, RN, janelle-macintosh@byu.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243302-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study was to describe and explore how young women participating in a teen mother and child program incorporate the concept of motherhood into their own identities, including the personal and cultural meanings and experiences of motherhood they use to make this identification. <p><b>Methods: </b> A purposive sample of nine nulliparous pregnant teens and five staff members from a teen mother and child clinic were interviewed. Additional data were gathered using observation, informal and formal interviews, and field notes.. Narrative analysis and the Burkean Pentad were used to analyze these data. <p><b>Results: </b> In the personal narratives, from in-depth interviews, the teen mothers told stories of change, in three acts. The three acts are labeled, The Test, The Loss of My Body, and In My Arms. Teen mothers cast themselves as the lead throughout the three acts of their narratives. Teens were cast as supporting cast members by the omnipresent narrator in the Teen Mother and Child Program, the certified nurse-midwives (CNM). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The casting illuminated a disconnect between the clinic and the personal narratives of teen mothers. The implications to nurses and nurse-midwives abound and include the need to understand how teen mothers position themselves in the construction of their own mother identity.en
dc.subjectMaternal Identityen
dc.subjectTeen Pregnancyen
dc.subjectNarrative Analysisen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:21Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:21Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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