ERIC Number: ED279633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Abortion on the Self-Concept of Unwed Pregnant Teenage Women.
Griffin, Teresa B.
This research study compared the self-concept of women who had chosen first trimester abortion to those who were sexually active but had never experienced pregnancy. Subjects were stratified according to age groups: 13-19, 20-29, and 30 years of age and over. The sample was selected from clients of an intercity abortion agency and students of an urban public school system and university. The questionnaires used were: (1) a demographic-socioeconomic data profile; (2) an instrument to determine a sexually active woman; and (3) the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Results indicated there was no significant difference in self-concept between the two groups except for the Family Self variable. Statistical analysis is presented in tabular form, comparing self-concept by age groups, and a copy of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale instrument is appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland State Univ., OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A