Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Dr. Gale Horton
This study, a needs assessment, had the purpose of examining the psychosocial emotional stressors that affect unwed teenage mothers. The sample for this study consisted of thirty-two African American unwed teenage mothers. The sample was drawn from a population of teenage mothers attending Harper-Archer and Carver High Schools participating in an after-school program sponsored by the Department of Family and Children Services.
An instrument consisting of twenty psychosocial stressor questions and five demographic questions was utilized. The survey method consisted of a self-administered questionnaire that was distributed during a teen parent meeting. The results were analyzed utilizing frequency distributions, means, standard deviations and Pearson's 'r' Correlation Coefficient.
The findings of the study revealed: 1) That support from family and social contact with other teenage mothers positively influences role performance. 2) There is a correlation between feeling that someone understood and role performance and, 3) Depression appears to negatively affect role performance among teenage mothers.
Simington, Arlene Y., "A descriptive study of the psychosocial emotional stressors that affect role performance among unwed African American teenage mothers" (1996). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 2554.