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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621911
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Adolescent Success Promotion: Can Timelines Help?
Author(s):
Weiss, Josie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Epsilon
Author Details:
Josie Weiss, PhD, MSN, BSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Professional Experience: Dr. Weiss is an associate professor, at the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. Her research interest is in adolescent sexual decision making, particularly teen pregnancy prevention in underserved populations. She became a Chiron Mentee through Sigma Theta Tau in 2006 to assist in this work. Previously she has studied decision making in other vulnerable populations including adults with chronic diseases, hurricane survivors in Honduras and incarcerated women. Dr. Weiss has conducted research examining the views of high risk adolescent females regarding sexual decision making and with funding from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners studied the views of rural ninth grade females. In addition to teaching she is the Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner program at UCF College of Nursing. She has practiced as a nurse practitioner with underserved populations for over 20 years. Author Summary: Dr. Weiss is an associate professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, where she is also the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program. Her research is focused on finding ways to help underserved adolescents postpone pregnancy until they have SASS (Success in school, Additional education, Satisfying employment, and Satisfying relationships)
Abstract:

Purpose:

Career development is an important task that occurs during high school and is associated with positive post-graduation adjustment. Many adolescents have hopes of completing high school and college, living independently and having satisfying careers. However, adolescents often do not plan effectively in order to achieve these goals, hopes and dreams. A GPS (Getting Plans Started) Tool was developed to help adolescents think about their plans to achieve their goals for future success. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a study that was conducted to determine the feasibility of using the GPS Tool in the future, in particular the ease of use and engagement of participants in completing the GPS Tool. The perceptions of the participants regarding the effectiveness of the Tool in helping them think about and plan for their future success was also assessed.

Methods:

Thirty-one adolescents participated in this research. Each wrote the goals they hoped to accomplish within the next four years. Then they each completed GPS Tools which involved constructing personal timelines using labels, preprinted with tasks they hoped to achieve during the next four years. After completing their Tools, participants evaluated the effectiveness of constructing their timelines in helping them think about being successful in the future. They also evaluated their perceived likelihood of accomplishing the tasks they planned. Likert scales were used for both of these evaluations. The participants’ written responses and labeled timelines were analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative measures.

Results:

The participants found the GPS Tools effective in helping them think about their future success and they were confident they would accomplish their plans. The most significant goals written by the participants and labels used most often on the GPS Tools indicated strong desires and plans for graduating from college and becoming independent through satisfying employment and moving to apartments or homes of their own. However, analysis of written goals and labels used on the GPS Tools indicated that many of the envisioned plans would be difficult to achieve within the designated timeframes. The amount of time anticipated to achieve the goals planned was frequently unrealistic.

Conclusion:

The GPS Tool is feasible to use. The participants were engaged in the process and found constructing their timelines to be effective in helping them think about and plan for their own future success. The GPS Tools were also helpful in identifying ineffective and unrealistic planning. These findings indicate that the GPS Tool could be used to promote more effective planning during career preparation. When combined with other measures, the GPS Tool could help decrease distractions such as risky behaviors that often derail plans for success.

Keywords:
adolescent; health promotion; success
Repository Posting Date:
18-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
18-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST449
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.typePosteren
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dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleAdolescent Success Promotion: Can Timelines Help?en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Josieen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsJosie Weiss, PhD, MSN, BSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Professional Experience: Dr. Weiss is an associate professor, at the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. Her research interest is in adolescent sexual decision making, particularly teen pregnancy prevention in underserved populations. She became a Chiron Mentee through Sigma Theta Tau in 2006 to assist in this work. Previously she has studied decision making in other vulnerable populations including adults with chronic diseases, hurricane survivors in Honduras and incarcerated women. Dr. Weiss has conducted research examining the views of high risk adolescent females regarding sexual decision making and with funding from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners studied the views of rural ninth grade females. In addition to teaching she is the Coordinator of the Nurse Practitioner program at UCF College of Nursing. She has practiced as a nurse practitioner with underserved populations for over 20 years. Author Summary: Dr. Weiss is an associate professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, where she is also the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program. Her research is focused on finding ways to help underserved adolescents postpone pregnancy until they have SASS (Success in school, Additional education, Satisfying employment, and Satisfying relationships)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621911-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>Career development is an important task that occurs during high school and is associated with positive post-graduation adjustment. Many adolescents have hopes of completing high school and college, living independently and having satisfying careers. However, adolescents often do not plan effectively in order to achieve these goals, hopes and dreams. A GPS (Getting Plans Started) Tool was developed to help adolescents think about their plans to achieve their goals for future success. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a study that was conducted to determine the feasibility of using the GPS Tool in the future, in particular the ease of use and engagement of participants in completing the GPS Tool. The perceptions of the participants regarding the effectiveness of the Tool in helping them think about and plan for their future success was also assessed.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>Thirty-one adolescents participated in this research. Each wrote the goals they hoped to accomplish within the next four years. Then they each completed GPS Tools which involved constructing personal timelines using labels, preprinted with tasks they hoped to achieve during the next four years. After completing their Tools, participants evaluated the effectiveness of constructing their timelines in helping them think about being successful in the future. They also evaluated their perceived likelihood of accomplishing the tasks they planned. Likert scales were used for both of these evaluations. The participants’ written responses and labeled timelines were analyzed using both qualitative and quantitative measures.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>The participants found the GPS Tools effective in helping them think about their future success and they were confident they would accomplish their plans. The most significant goals written by the participants and labels used most often on the GPS Tools indicated strong desires and plans for graduating from college and becoming independent through satisfying employment and moving to apartments or homes of their own. However, analysis of written goals and labels used on the GPS Tools indicated that many of the envisioned plans would be difficult to achieve within the designated timeframes. The amount of time anticipated to achieve the goals planned was frequently unrealistic.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>The GPS Tool is feasible to use. The participants were engaged in the process and found constructing their timelines to be effective in helping them think about and plan for their own future success. The GPS Tools were also helpful in identifying ineffective and unrealistic planning. These findings indicate that the GPS Tool could be used to promote more effective planning during career preparation. When combined with other measures, the GPS Tool could help decrease distractions such as risky behaviors that often derail plans for success.</p>en
dc.subjectadolescenten
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectsuccessen
dc.date.available2017-07-18T18:57:19Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-18-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T18:57:19Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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