TITLE

PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY BY AVOIDING RISK EXPOSURE

AUTHOR(S)
Weiss, Josie A.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this research was to generate a substantive theory that explains how rural adolescent females think about teen pregnancy and how this influences their sexual choices. Grounded theory methods were used to analyze data collected from 20 adolescent females. The participants lived in risk-promoting environments. They saw beyond the immediate appeal of risky behaviors and avoided risky situations because they appreciated positive input from others, desired future success, heard encouragement from "point persons", owned the consequences of choices, and believed in themselves. The theory created promotes adolescent health by emphasizing future success as an alternative to teen pregnancy.
ACCESSION #
67311169

 

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