NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1184922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
A Phenomenological Analysis of the Impact of Teen Pregnancy on Education Attainment: Implications for School Counselors
Dowden, Angel Riddick; Gray, Kendra; White, Niah; Ethridge, Glacia; Spencer, Natalie; Boston, Quintin
Journal of School Counseling, v16 n8 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore, in depth, the impact teen pregnancy has on education attainment for girls 13-19 years of age across racial/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Eight girls from African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino ethnic backgrounds participated in the study. Critical race theoretical framework was utilized for the study. Results identified six themes: sex education, social stigma and psychological stress about being a pregnant or parenting teen girl, teen parenthood, impacts of male relationships, support systems, and accountability and responsibility. Strategies for school counselors working with pregnant and parenting teen girls are provided.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina