ERIC Number: EJ725081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Reference Count: 57
Relational Factors of Vulnerability and Protection for Adolescent Pregnancy: A Cross-Sectional Comparative Study of Portuguese Pregnant and Nonpregnant Adolescents of Low Socioeconomic Status
Pereira, Ana I. F.; Canavarro, Maria C.; Cardoso, Margarida F.; Mendonca, Denisa
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v40 n159 p655 Fall 2005
This study explores multiple relational contexts that promote vulnerability and protection against early pregnancy in a potential risk group of Portuguese adolescents. A comparative analysis was made between two groups of female adolescents of low socioeconomic status: pregnant adolescents (n = 57) and adolescents without a history of pregnancy (n = 81). Results suggest that several variables belonging to different contexts--family and school and peer relations--are important in the characterization of the two groups. Lower levels of mother's overprotection and father's emotional support, presence of early pregnancy in adolescent's mother, lower level of emotional proximity to peer relations, and higher number of school failures are significantly associated with adolescent pregnancy.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Pregnancy, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Family Influence, Family Environment, Peer Relationship, Academic Failure, Social Support Groups, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal