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ERIC Number: ED413571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-2
Pages: 58
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Assessing Teen Mothers' Perceptions of Their Nurturing/Parenting Roles.
Wartena, Beatrice Kay
This survey research assessed the perception of teen mothers relating to their nurturing/parenting role. The research was designed to identify sources that teen mothers feel they can turn to for help and to give teen mothers the opportunity to voice their opinions. Following a review of the literature on the history of nurturing, teen pregnancy, and infant development, the survey is described. Young mothers (N=45) identified 35 specific nurturing/parenting, household, and luxury skills and how well they performed these tasks. They then identified feelings experienced during pregnancy, during the birth of their infant, and during the first year of their baby's life. Mothers also identified sources they thought would help them or not help them and were then asked to give their best nurturing advice for other young mothers. Results identified "clueless" mothers and mothers with special needs. It provided a base for designing curriculum and instruction to meet the current needs of adolescent mothers and the basic needs of infants. Survey results also revealed safety needs, trust needs, bonding needs, and psychological needs. (Contains 27 references and an 11-item bibliography.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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