ERIC Number: ED194834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Consequences of Parenthood in Late Adolescence: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of High School Seniors.
Haggstrom, Gus W.; Morrison, Peter A.
The effects of adolescent parenthood upon certain outcome measures reflecting changes in aspirations, attitudes, and well-being were investigated using data from the National Longitudinal Study of High School Class of 1972. Analyses were computed for expected educational attainment; self-esteem; locus of control; orientation toward work, family, and community; satisfaction with career progress; number of children expected; homemaker aspirations; and welfare dependency. Results indicate that late adolescence parents differed considerably from nonparents on many measures. Differences decreased when allowances were made for differential backgrounds, and when comparisons were made between married parents and married nonparents. Among married women, early parenthood was associated with lower work orientation measures and a greater tendency to select homemaking. Mothers indicated less satisfaction with career progress, a reflection of the relationship between dissatisfaction and time of the first birth. Adolescent parents expected to have slightly larger families than nonparents. An association between timing of childbirth and welfare dependency was also found. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Birth, Comparative Analysis, Expectation, Family Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Locus of Control, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Self Esteem, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes
The Rand Corporation, Publications Dept., 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Early Parenthood; National Longitudinal Study High School Class 1972