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ERIC Number: EJ965817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1088-8691
Risk and Protective Factors Predictive of Adolescent Pregnancy: A Longitudinal, Prospective Study
East, Patricia L.; Khoo, Siek Toon; Reyes, Barbara T.
Applied Developmental Science, v10 n4 p188-199 2006
One hundred twenty-eight Latina and African American girls from high-risk environments (e.g., poverty, family history of teen parenting, etc.) were studied from age 13 through age 19 to prospectively identify the protective factors that might guard against teenage pregnancy. Results indicated that involved and strict parenting during early adolescence buffered against pregnancy under conditions of multiple family risks and peer risks. Low childbearing intentions and desires during early adolescence also forecasted a reduced likelihood of pregnancy. Findings suggest the risk and protective factors evident during early adolescence that contribute to and potentially guard against subsequently experiencing an adolescent pregnancy. (Contains 2 footnotes, 4 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California