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Rouse, Heather L.; Hurt, Tera R.; Melby, Janet N.; Bartel, Maya; McCurdy, Bethany; McKnight, Emily; Zhao, Feng; Behrer, Carol; Weems, Carl F. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Over 400,000 children and youth are in foster care at any given time in the United States, with nearly one-third exiting care between ages 13 and 20. Pregnancy among women in this population is nearly double national averages, with one-third becoming pregnant by age 17 and nearly half of those experiencing repeat pregnancies by age 19.…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Child Rearing, Contraception, Foster Care
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Mukuna, Robert Kananga; Aloka, Peter J. O. – Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2021
The phenomenon of teenage motherhood is a major concern worldwide. The teenage mothers endure many challenges that could affect their academic goals and successes if there is insufficient support. However, some teenage mothers manage to develop certain forms of flexibility to manage these adversities. This study explored the teenage mothers'…
Descriptors: Unwed Mothers, Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, High School Students
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Marshall, S. Alexandra; Driver, Nichola; Allison, M. Kathryn – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Despite a national decline in teenage pregnancy rates, Arkansas continues to have one of the highest rates in the USA. More teenagers in the state reported not using any method of contraception (20%) compared to the USA (13.8%). National-level research suggests that misinformation and lack of awareness about contraception is prevalent. This study…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Parents, Attitudes
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Riva Crugnola, Cristina; Ierardi, Elena; Peruta, Veronica; Moioli, Margherita; Albizzati, Alessandro – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The study examined the effectiveness of PRERAYMI (Promoting Responsiveness Emotion Regulation and Attachment in Young Mothers and Infants) attachment-based intervention programme aimed at adolescent mother-infant dyads. The intervention used video-feedback and developmental guidance to promote maternal mind-mindedness and sensitivity. 32…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Attachment Behavior, Intervention
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Naidoo, Saloshni; Taylor, Myra – Journal of School Nursing, 2021
A better understanding of the social influences, self-efficacy, and communication with parents, peers, and teachers associated with teenage pregnancy is required owing to the consequences of teenage pregnancy. This article aimed to determine the prevalence of teenage pregnancy and to understand the association between social influences,…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship
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Gatbonton, Ryan Ray G. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2021
Adolescent pregnancy is a significant societal issue that results in lost opportunities for teenage girls in both developed and developing countries. This phenomenological research study explored the lived experience of adolescent mothers during their college years. Eight participants were asked, via unstructured interview, to share their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Pregnancy, Early Parenthood, Mothers
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Yang, Sophia; Mcquade, Miriam; Lovio, Marissa; Leaf, Marie-Claire; Barron, Kathryn; Brabender, Danielle; Hostetter, Isaure; Lo, Alyssa; Marik-Reis, Olivia; Raman, Kaavya; Roy, Kevin; Patel, Priya A.; Williams, Brianna; Perry, Rachel – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Santa Ana, California has the highest teenage birth rate in Orange County, USA, at 28.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-19 as compared to 12.0 per 1000 women of similar age elsewhere in the county. In the light of this disparity, University of California Irvine medical students surveyed a convenience sample of 9th grade students (aged 14-15 years) in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Sex Education, Grade 9, High School Students
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El-Hadj Imorou, Soulé – European Educational Researcher, 2020
In order to know the reasons why the pregnancy phenomenon is increasing at schools, this study focused on early pregnancy determining and repercussion analysis at schools in Benin. The principal data have been collected from three public secondary schools in Benin. Descriptive analysis and frequencies using have been used to analyze the data.…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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Cameron, Amanda; Smith, Ellie; Mercer, Nicholas; Sundstrom, Beth – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
South Carolina ranks 16th in the USA for highest rates of teenage pregnancy. The South Carolina Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA) does not require medically accurate, unbiased, culturally appropriate materials, and varies greatly in compliance and implementation. This study aimed to better understand parents' perspectives in one county in…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Sexuality
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Modesto, Olivia Panganiban – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2020
The adolescent pregnancy rate in the United States is the highest among industrialized nations. It is important for professionals working with pregnant minors and adolescent mothers to understand the factors associated with adolescent pregnancy to avoid forming judgmental and negative attitudes towards this population. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Pregnancy, Adolescents, Mothers
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Mnubi, Godfrey Magoti – Journal of Learning for Development, 2020
This paper highlights experiences of young mothers, victims of child, early and forced marriages (CEFM) as pertaining to their basic rights, social wellbeing and sustainable livelihood four years after their participation in the Girls Inspire project. CEFM is still a critical issue in Tanzania and one of the obstacles toward girls' and women's…
Descriptors: Marriage, At Risk Persons, Entrepreneurship, Program Effectiveness
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Towson, Jacqueline; Canty, Meredith; Schwartz, Jamie; Barden, Sejal; Sims, Tianna – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Research regarding specific strategies adolescent mothers (AMs) may utilize to facilitate early language and emergent literacy skills in their children is lacking. This exploratory study investigated AMs' perceived use of preselected common language and emergent literacy strategies and correlated their use of these strategies to their children's…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mothers, Early Parenthood, Emergent Literacy
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Yaprak, Zeynep; Kaya, Fatma – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2020
This study aims to design and implement a speaking task model following the principles of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and Critical Thinking (CT). The study mainly investigated to what extent the use of critical thinking standards had an impact on the students' oral performance with respect to the linguistic trilogy of fluency, accuracy,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Scott, Amy; McNeill, Brigid; van Bysterveldt, Anne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
This study investigated the impact of an emergent literacy intervention on the language quality and quantity used during shared reading interactions of 14 teenage mothers (M = 19;9, SD = 1;3) and their young children (M = 2;1, SD = 0;8). Mothers participated in a seven-week emergent literacy intervention focused on a range of behaviours they could…
Descriptors: Mothers, Early Parenthood, Program Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy
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Yunzal-Butler, Cristina; Sackoff, Judith; Korenman, Sanders – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: School-based pregnancy prevention programs should optimally be offered while students are still engaged in school since early disengagement is strongly associated with risk of a teen birth. Methods: We used linked New York City birth and enrollment data (2005-2013), a sample of 6,809 teen mothers (mean age conception = 16.2 years). We…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Prevention, Correlation, Risk
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