ERIC Number: EJ744103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Baby Think It over: Evaluation of an Infant Simulation Intervention for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
de Anda, Diane
Health & Social Work, v31 n1 p26-35 2006
In an intervention aimed at showing students the amount of responsibility involved in caring for an infant, 353 predominantly ninth-grade and Latino students carried the Baby Think It Over simulation doll in an intervention and completed matched pre- and posttest measures. Statistically significant gains were found on the total score and the impact of having a baby on academics, social life, and other family members; emotional risks; understanding and handling an infant's crying; and apprehension of the amount of responsibility involved in infant care. On a posttest-only measure, 108 participants reported statistically significant differences before and after carrying the doll with regard to the age at which they wished to have a child, their career and education plans, and the perceived interference of an infant with those education and career plans and their social life.
Descriptors: Intervention, Simulation, Adolescents, Responsibility, Infant Care, Pregnancy, Prevention, Grade 9, Hispanic American Students, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Significance, Student Attitudes, Careers, Social Life
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
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