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Title: An exploration of future orientation in adolescents' decisions to continue or terminate a pregnancy
Author: Bell, Emily Rachel
ISNI:       0000 0001 3454 5699
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
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This study explores aspects of the future in adolescents' choices to continue or terminate pregnancy. Future orientation (FO) (e.g. Seginer, 2005) and reasons for pregnancy resolution were investigated using a researcher constructed and administered questionnaire. Three groups were included: termination of pregnancy (ToP) (n = 19), ante natal (AN) (n = 9), and never pregnant (NP) (n = 23). Participants were 13-18 years-old. Statistical and content analyses reveal groups differ in aspects of FO and reasons for pregnancy resolution choice. Future factors are shown to be important in teenagers' pregnancy resolution decisions. The impact of negative discourses about teenage pregnancy and parenting is discussed. Suggestions are made for conducting research that can advance understanding of this complex issue.
Supervisor: Glover, Lesley Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Clinical Psychology