The relation of family and partner support to the adjustment of adolescent mothers.

  • Unger D
  • Wandersman L
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Abstract

The influence of teenage mothers' perceptions of family and partner social support on their postpartum adjustment was examined in this study. A structured interview with teenage mothers was conducted prenatally and a follow-up assessment was done when their children were 8 months of age. Both partner and family support were related to greater satisfaction with life, but each was associated in a different way with parenting and concerns about daily living. The results indicate the importance of distinguishing between specific sources of social support and different aspects of adjustment to teen parenthood.

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Authors

  • D. G. Unger

  • L. P. Wandersman

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