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ERIC Number: ED151675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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Factors Related to Adolescent Pregnancy.
Walters, James; And Others
This study assessed the attitudes of 1200 high school youth from Georgia concerning adolescent marriage, pregnancy, and maternal and newborn health. The instrument used to assess knowledge of maternal and newborn health was the Maternal and Child Health Test (Walters, McKenry, & Henley, 1977). The data were analyzed primarily by a series of discriminant analyses in order to determine the variables which differentiated between males and females and pregnant and non-pregnant girls. An item analysis of the Maternal and Child Health Test revealed that: (1) adolescents were aware of the impact which an early marriage and pregnancy will have on their lives; and (2) adolescents were unaware of the immediate consequences of an early pregnancy in terms of the welfare of the mother and child. Males and females and pregnant and non-pregnant girls did not differ significantly on the Maternal and Child Health Test. The analysis of the responses on the demographic questionnaire indicated that girls who were or had been pregnant tended (1) to make friends with boys more easily; (2) to have a poorer relationship with their mothers; and (3) to be older. (Author)
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