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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 10/2015

13-12-2014 | Original Paper

Female Adolescent Attitudes and Decision-Making Towards a Hypothetical Unplanned Pregnancy: An Exploratory Research

Auteurs: Maria G. Olivari, Chiara Ionio, Andrea Bonanomi, Emanuela Confalonieri

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 10/2015

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Abstract

This paper assessed the emotional and cognitive decision-making process regarding a hypothetical unplanned pregnancy in a convenience sample of female adolescents (N = 85; mean age 16.8), throughout an electronic role playing simulation. This work aimed at: describing adolescent’s emotional reactions and cognitive responses to an unplanned pregnancy; identifying personal attitudes toward parenthood; evaluating the role played by adolescents’ personal attitudes toward parenthood and positive and negative attitudes toward continuing the pregnancy or having an abortion in predicting the final choice (keeping the baby vs. having an abortion). Findings highlighted the presence of three main attitudes toward parenthood (parenthood idealization, rejection of commitment, adolescents’ expectations toward the partner) and the importance played by them together with negative attitudes toward continuing the pregnancy and having an abortion in guiding the adolescents’ decision-making process.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Female Adolescent Attitudes and Decision-Making Towards a Hypothetical Unplanned Pregnancy: An Exploratory Research
Auteurs
Maria G. Olivari
Chiara Ionio
Andrea Bonanomi
Emanuela Confalonieri
Publicatiedatum
13-12-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 10/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-014-0097-z

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