Abstract/Details

Adolescent mothers: The relationship between enacted social support and parenting competence

Elias, Debra J.   University of Manitoba (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2005. MR05278.

Abstract (summary)

Adolescent parenting has been cited as the cause for long term psychological, economic and social problems for adolescent mothers and their children. The consequences of adolescent parenting include difficulty in completing high school and obtaining meaningful employment. This quantitative study utilized Belsky's (1984) Determinants of Parenting Model as the framework to examine the relationship between the maternal characteristics of age, self-esteem, ethnicity, the child characteristic of fussiness and the situational characteristics of socioeconomic status and enacted social support and the parenting competence of Caucasian and First Nation/Métis adolescent mothers using stepwise multiple regression. Emotional support, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status were found to be significant predicators of parenting competence. The discussion includes recommendations for future research, applications for education, direct care, and policy and program development.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Nursing
Classification
0569: Nursing
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences
Title
Adolescent mothers: The relationship between enacted social support and parenting competence
Author
Elias, Debra J.
Number of pages
110
Degree date
2005
School code
0303
Source
MAI 44/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-494-05278-5
University/institution
University of Manitoba (Canada)
University location
Canada -- Manitoba, CA
Degree
M.N.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR05278
ProQuest document ID
305402823
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305402823