Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Teen pregnancy: The Latina experience
by Guerra, Laura, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 65; 1493024
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine personal challenges and resilience factors that may occur during teen pregnancy. Specifically, this study utilized a qualitative approach and a non-probability, snowball sampling method. The study sample consisted of 13 Latina adult mothers, who experienced teen pregnancy and raised their child.

Results revealed both family support and counseling services were two important coping strategies that Latina teen mothers benefited from. Also, respondents indicated that it is important that social workers help adolescents who become pregnant with planning their futures, just like any other adolescent. In other words, been a pregnant teen does not mean that you know longer think about your future.

Recommendation for future research and implications for social work practice are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1493024
ISBN: 978-1-124-60986-7
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