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Teenage moms become “twenty-something”: Paths to self -sufficiency


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The stability of resilience of 144 adolescent mothers from pregnancy through 10 years after first becoming a mother was examined. There was considerable instability in resilience during the transition to adulthood: Only 38% of mothers maintained the same resiliency status across time. Three prenatal constructs---cognitive resources, school involvement and success, and adjustment---were used to predict resilience and evaluate its mediational role in maternal outcomes. Each of three predictor constructs were related to maternal adjustment, socioeconomic status and child abuse potential. Additionally, resilience at 5 years mediated the relationships between prenatal characteristics and subsequent outcomes, suggesting that early success in educational attainment, employment, and socioemotional adjustment is the path through which important prenatal characteristics influence 10 year life outcomes.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Developmental psychology;
Womens studies
Classification
0620: Developmental psychology
0453: Womens studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Adolescent parents; Mothers; Resiliency; Self-sufficiency; Transition to adulthood
Title
Teenage moms become “twenty-something”: Paths to self -sufficiency
Author
Noria, Christine Claire Willard
Number of pages
75
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0165
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542312977, 0542312972
Advisor
Borkowski, John G.
University/institution
University of Notre Dame
University location
United States -- Indiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3189261
ProQuest document ID
305424467
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305424467
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