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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Maternal-child nursing journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
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