Teen Pregnancy Essay

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Teen Pregnancy Teen Pregnancy Introduction For the past several years, teen pregnancy has and continues to be an issue throughout the health care industry. Teen pregnancy has negative effects on not only the mother, but also the child and the rest of society. There are a number of factors that lead to the issue of young adolescent girls becoming pregnant and having children, a particular one is that of internal poverty. This paper will examine and evaluate the research study done in the 1990’s in which researches wanted to see if there was a correlation between internal poverty and teenage pregnancy, specifically the literature review, data, conclusions, and any ethical issues that may have occurred. Overview of Article In 2001 the research study by Martin, Ting, Young, and Young, was published in the Summer vol. of Adolescence. The study was conducted over the course of a several years and its main focus was too see if there was any kind of correlation between teens who come from and environment of internal poverty and then ended up becoming pregnant. There were three internal poverty factors that were considered when doing this study; they are locus control, personal efficacy, and future expectations. The study has listed three separate hypotheses: “1.There would be a difference between adolescent females who later became pregnant and those who did not in regard to locus of control. Females who later became pregnant would have a more external locus of control than would the comparison group 2. There would be a difference between adolescent females who later became pregnant and those who did not in regard to personal efficacy. Those females who became pregnant would have poorer personal efficacy. 3. There would be a difference between adolescent females who later became pregnant and those who did not in regard to future expectations. Adolescent females

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