ERIC Number: EJ885782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Teen Parents and Academic Success
Perrin, Karen M.; Dorman, Karen A.
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n5 p288-293 2003
The purpose of this study was to explore the personal life stories of women who became mothers while still in their teen years. The focus was on themes that evolved as important in the lives of these women, including family support, partner support, mentor support, economic opportunity, resiliency, optimism, and spirituality. Each of the 22 women in the study offered her formulas for success that are useful for consideration by school nurses. Factors the women perceived to contribute to their success in achieving a master's or doctoral degree are explored. This study helps to identify the support and community efforts necessary to improve the outcome for teen mothers today. Their unique stories are exemplars of resiliency and achievement.
Descriptors: Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit), Social Support Groups, School Nurses, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Opportunities, Early Parenthood, Females, Mentors, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Spiritual Development, Masters Degrees
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