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Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing.

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Miller-Johnson, S; Winn, DM; Coie, J; Maumary-Gremaud, A; Hyman, C; Terry, R; Lochman, J
Published in: Development and psychopathology
January 1999

The role of peer relations in childhood and behavioral and family characteristics in early adolescence as risk factors for adolescent childbearing was investigated. Sociometric surveys across third, fourth, and fifth grade and parent and child measures of behavioral and family functioning at sixth and eighth grade were collected in a lower income, urban sample of 308 African American females. Results replicated earlier findings on the role of childhood aggression as a predictor of teen motherhood. In addition, girls who displayed stable patterns of childhood aggression were at significantly higher risk not only to have children as teenagers but to have more children and to have children at younger ages. Results also indicated that females who were depressed in midadolescence were at greater risk to become parents between age 15 and 19 years. These findings demonstrate the need to take a differentiated approach to understanding teen childbearing and varying developmental pathways in the prediction of teen motherhood.

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Published In

Development and psychopathology

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EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 1999

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

85 / 100

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Assessment
  • Peer Group
  • Mothers
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Infant, Newborn
 

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Miller-Johnson, S., Winn, D. M., Coie, J., Maumary-Gremaud, A., Hyman, C., Terry, R., & Lochman, J. (1999). Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing. Development and Psychopathology, 11(1), 85–100. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579499001960
Miller-Johnson, S., D. M. Winn, J. Coie, A. Maumary-Gremaud, C. Hyman, R. Terry, and J. Lochman. “Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing.Development and Psychopathology 11, no. 1 (January 1999): 85–100. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579499001960.
Miller-Johnson S, Winn DM, Coie J, Maumary-Gremaud A, Hyman C, Terry R, et al. Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing. Development and psychopathology. 1999 Jan;11(1):85–100.
Miller-Johnson, S., et al. “Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing.Development and Psychopathology, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 1999, pp. 85–100. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579499001960.
Miller-Johnson S, Winn DM, Coie J, Maumary-Gremaud A, Hyman C, Terry R, Lochman J. Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing. Development and psychopathology. 1999 Jan;11(1):85–100.
Journal cover image

Published In

Development and psychopathology

DOI

EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 1999

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

85 / 100

Related Subject Headings

  • Risk Factors
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence
  • Pregnancy
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Assessment
  • Peer Group
  • Mothers
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Infant, Newborn