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ERIC Number: ED389991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 11
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Adolescent Parenting: Contrasts in Self-Esteem and Locus of Control.
Cook, Ann; Troike, Roger
Pregnant and parenting adolescents represent a unique and challenging problem for educational systems. Of the 17,051 women who become pregnant every day in America, 2,795 or 16% of them are adolescents. The self-esteem and locus of control of 85 pregnant and parenting teens enrolled in the Ohio Graduation, Reality, Dual Role Skills (GRADS) Program were measured and compared to the scores of 85 non-parenting peers. Self-esteem was measured using Rosenburg's Self-Esteem Scale. Locus of control was measured by Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale. No significant differences in the mean scores were discovered. This supported the assumption that involvement in the GRADS Program allowed pregnant and parenting teens to retain a level of self-esteem and locus of control equivalent to their non-parenting peers. The results of this study substantiate the worth of in-school support groups for high risk adolescents. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio