Evaluation of an intergenerational program for pregnant and parenting adolescents.

C. F. Roye, S. J. Balk

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Abstract

PROBLEM: Poor life outcomes for teenage mothers SUBJECTS: Young mothers (N = 65) several years after the birth of their first child. Half had mothers (called grandmothers) who attended the Teenage Mothers-Grandmothers program. METHODS: A long-term evaluation study of the effects of the Teenage Mothers-Grandmothers Program on outcomes for the teens. Instruments used: demographic questionnaire, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Arizona Social Support Inventory Schedule, and an open-ended questionnaire. FINDINGS: Teens whose mothers participated in the program were significantly less likely to drop out of school and had significantly better self-esteem. CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: Including the mothers of pregnant and parenting adolescents in programs can be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-40
Number of pages9
JournalMaternal-child nursing journal
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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