Teenage pregnancy

A small comparison group of known mothers

Ted L. Rosenthal, David Muram, Elizabeth Tolley, Jaye McAlpine

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Abstract

We previously compared high school girls who denied (Unpreg) or admitted (Pregyes) having been pregnant by self-reports. The Unpreg and Pregyes groups showed various inventory differences, but external validation of pregnancy status was lacking. We now compare girls in a small program for pregnant teens with the prior findings. Except on a personal anxiety scale, the 16 new, known teen mothers-to-be (KTMs) answered much like the Pregyes girls, diverging from the Unpreg group in ways similar to the former results. Thus, KTMs earned higher scores Strongly, and also Moderately, indicative of overt sexual activity. As did Pregyes girls prior, the KTMs often judged romance novels and soap operas to exemplify many relationships, their own dating, and to seem like real life, unlike the Unpreg group, which took the least "romantic" stance throughout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sex Education and Therapy
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Teenage pregnancy : A small comparison group of known mothers. / Rosenthal, Ted L.; Muram, David; Tolley, Elizabeth; McAlpine, Jaye.

In: Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, Vol. 19, No. 4, 01.01.1993, p. 246-250.

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Rosenthal, Ted L. ; Muram, David ; Tolley, Elizabeth ; McAlpine, Jaye. / Teenage pregnancy : A small comparison group of known mothers. In: Journal of Sex Education and Therapy. 1993 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 246-250.
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