TITLE

The Role of Romantic Involvement and Social Support in Italian Adolescent Mothers' Live

AUTHOR(S)
Laghi, Fiorenzo; Baumgartner, Emma; Riccio, Gina; Bohr, Yvonne; Dhayanandhan, Bramilee
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Child & Family Studies;Nov2013, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p1074
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined the experience of mothering in adolescence in the context of romantic involvement and social support. 30 adolescent mothers completed measures of adolescent self-development and motherhood, romantic relationship experience, availability of and satisfaction with social support, and parenting stress. Findings suggest that young mothers benefit greatly from the support of a partner, as evidenced by a more functional understanding of motherhood and the maternal role, greater satisfaction with social support, and lower levels of psychological distress. Education on social support should be made available to young mothers to address stress associated with adolescent parenting.
ACCESSION #
90560273

 

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