Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Subject: LCSH

Teenage parents, Depression in women, Social support systems

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

Adolescent mothers and their children are at risk for a myriad of negative outcomes. This study examined risk and protective factors and their impact on a sample (N = 172) of impoverished adolescent mothers. Multiple regression analyses revealed that depressed adolescent mothers report higher levels of parenting stress and that their children are more at risk for maltreatment and are developmentally behind other babies. In addition, adolescent mothers with restricted social support have babies who are at higher risk for maltreatment. Finally, mothers who were older during pregnancy were more likely to stay in school. Implications for program development are discussed.

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Family Social Work on July 2011, available online:

http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10522158.2011.587173

DOI

10.1080/10522158.2011.587173

Publisher Citation

Melissa L. Whitson, Andrew Martinez, Carmen Ayala, Joy S. Kaufman. Predictors of Parenting and Infant Outcomes for Impoverished Adolescent Parents. Journal of Family Social Work 07/2011; 14(4):284-297. DOI:10.1080/10522158.2011.587173

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