Hispanic Mothers’ Normative Beliefs and Intentions about the Discussion of Sex-related Topics with Their Adolescent Daughters

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/324038
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Case-Control Study
Research Approach:
Mixed/Multi Method Research
Title:
Hispanic Mothers’ Normative Beliefs and Intentions about the Discussion of Sex-related Topics with Their Adolescent Daughters
Author(s):
Rodriguez, Dana
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Gamma-at-Large
Author Details:
Dana Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CPNP, Doctoral Candidate at Marquette University, College of Nursing, email: dana.rodriguez@marquette.edu
Abstract:

Significance: Hispanic adolescent females continue to have rates of pregnancy and STIs, which exceed those of white non-Hispanic peers. When mothers engage in the discussion of sex-related topics (DSRTs) with their adolescent daughters, it has been shown to delay or decrease sexual intercourse. However, it has been found that Hispanic parents talk less with their daughters about sex-related topics (SRTs) when compared to other ethnic groups. Understanding why Hispanic mothers may or may not intend to engage in DSRTs is important in order to design culturally appropriate programs aimed at increasing their DSRTs. 

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of background factors and normative beliefs of Hispanic mothers on their intention to engage in the discussion of sex-related topics (DSRTs) with their adolescent daughters.  The secondary purpose of the study was to test the validity and reliability of the Rodriguez Normative Belief Instrument (RNBI) and its subscales.

 

Conceptual Framework:  The study was guided by Theory of Planned Behavior and the Parent-Based Expansion of the Theory of Planned Behavior.

 

Method: A sequential mixed-methods predictive correlational design used to determine the influence of normative beliefs and other factors on mothers’ intentions to engage in the DSRTs. In addition tests of validity and reliability were conducted on a newly constructed instrument, the Rodriguez Normative Belief Instrument (RNBI). One hundred nineteen Hispanic mothers of females in 6th through 8th grade were recruited from two Midwestern Catholic Middle Schools. The quantitative portion of the study included measures of mothers’ normative beliefs, intentions, past experience, and past behavior using the RNBI. The qualitative portion of the study consisted of two focus groups of mothers. Questions were asked about their experiences with the DSRTs.

 

Results: Primary findings quantitative findings indicated that mothers’ normative beliefs were predicted by familism and past behavior.  Mothers’ intention to engage in the DSRTs was predicted by past behavior and normative beliefs. The RNBI demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability for this sample.  Qualitative results indicated that while mothers intend to discuss SRTs, they face barriers including cultural factors, lack of knowledge and confidence, and uncertainty about whether the DSRTs will protect their daughters or give them ideas.  Based on past experiences, Hispanic mothers want to protect their daughters and have high hopes for their futures which motivates them to ask for help with the DSRTs. Taken together, the quantitative and qualitative data suggested that while normative beliefs predict mothers intentions, there are other factors that may have a greater influence on their intentions.

Implications: Discussion groups in a community setting facilitated by a nurse may provide the needed information and support Hispanic mothers are seeking in order to increase their intentions to engage in the DSRTs with their adolescent daughters. The Theory of Planned Behavior and the Parent-Based Expansion of the Theory of Planned Behavior provided a useful framework to examine the normative beliefs and intentions of Hispanic regarding the DSRTs with their adolescent daughters.

 

Recommendations: Nurses should be educated about the importance of being familiar with cultural perspectives of different ethnic groups as it relates to the DSRTs.  Knowledge of the intentions, normative beliefs and background factors of Hispanic mothers will allow the nurse to tailor a more effective interventions aimed to increase the DSRTs between the Hispanic mothers and daughters. The RNBI should be subjected to comprehensive testing with other Hispanic populations, including mothers whose children attend public schools.

Keywords:
hispanic women; adolescent girls; adolescent sexuality
MeSH:
Hispanic Americans; Maternal Behavior; Adolescent Behavior; Women; Sexuality
Repository Posting Date:
31-Jul-2014
Date of Publication:
31-Jul-2014
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Note:
The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.; This 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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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.evidence.levelCase-Control Studyen
dc.research.approachMixed/Multi Method Researchen
dc.titleHispanic Mothers’ Normative Beliefs and Intentions about the Discussion of Sex-related Topics with Their Adolescent Daughtersen
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Dana-
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Gamma-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsDana Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CPNP, Doctoral Candidate at Marquette University, College of Nursing, email: dana.rodriguez@marquette.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/324038-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Significance:</strong> Hispanic adolescent females continue to have rates of pregnancy and STIs, which exceed those of white non-Hispanic peers. When mothers engage in the discussion of sex-related topics (DSRTs) with their adolescent daughters, it has been shown to delay or decrease sexual intercourse. However, it has been found that Hispanic parents talk less with their daughters about sex-related topics (SRTs) when compared to other ethnic groups. Understanding why Hispanic mothers may or may not intend to engage in DSRTs is important in order to design culturally appropriate programs aimed at increasing their DSRTs. </p> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong>  The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of background factors and normative beliefs of Hispanic mothers on their intention to engage in the discussion of sex-related topics (DSRTs) with their adolescent daughters.  The secondary purpose of the study was to test the validity and reliability of the Rodriguez Normative Belief Instrument (RNBI) and its subscales.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conceptual Framework:</strong>  The study was guided by Theory of Planned Behavior and the Parent-Based Expansion of the Theory of Planned Behavior.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Method:</strong> A sequential mixed-methods predictive correlational design used to determine the influence of normative beliefs and other factors on mothers’ intentions to engage in the DSRTs. In addition tests of validity and reliability were conducted on a newly constructed instrument, the Rodriguez Normative Belief Instrument (RNBI). One hundred nineteen Hispanic mothers of females in 6<sup>th</sup> through 8<sup>th</sup> grade were recruited from two Midwestern Catholic Middle Schools. The quantitative portion of the study included measures of mothers’ normative beliefs, intentions, past experience, and past behavior using the RNBI. The qualitative portion of the study consisted of two focus groups of mothers. Questions were asked about their experiences with the DSRTs.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Primary findings quantitative findings indicated that mothers’ normative beliefs were predicted by familism and past behavior.  Mothers’ intention to engage in the DSRTs was predicted by past behavior and normative beliefs. The RNBI demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability for this sample.  Qualitative results indicated that while mothers intend to discuss SRTs, they face barriers including cultural factors, lack of knowledge and confidence, and uncertainty about whether the DSRTs will protect their daughters or give them ideas.  Based on past experiences, Hispanic mothers want to protect their daughters and have high hopes for their futures which motivates them to ask for help with the DSRTs. Taken together, the quantitative and qualitative data suggested that while normative beliefs predict mothers intentions, there are other factors that may have a greater influence on their intentions.</p> <p><strong>Implications:</strong> Discussion groups in a community setting facilitated by a nurse may provide the needed information and support Hispanic mothers are seeking in order to increase their intentions to engage in the DSRTs with their adolescent daughters. The Theory of Planned Behavior and the Parent-Based Expansion of the Theory of Planned Behavior provided a useful framework to examine the normative beliefs and intentions of Hispanic regarding the DSRTs with their adolescent daughters.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Recommendations: </strong>Nurses should be educated about the importance of being familiar with cultural perspectives of different ethnic groups as it relates to the DSRTs.  Knowledge of the intentions, normative beliefs and background factors of Hispanic mothers will allow the nurse to tailor a more effective interventions aimed to increase the DSRTs between the Hispanic mothers and daughters. The RNBI should be subjected to comprehensive testing with other Hispanic populations, including mothers whose children attend public schools.</p>en_GB
dc.subjecthispanic womenen_GB
dc.subjectadolescent girlsen_GB
dc.subjectadolescent sexualityen_GB
dc.subject.meshHispanic Americansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaternal Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshWomenen_US
dc.subject.meshSexualityen_US
dc.date.available2014-07-31T13:02:02Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-31-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-31T13:02:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.en
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