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dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Lianne J
dc.contributor.authorFergusson, David M
dc.contributor.authorHorwood, L. John
dc.date.available2020-09-11T00:33:20Z
dc.date.copyright2001
dc.identifier0022-2445 1741-3737
dc.identifier.citationWoodward, L., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2001). Risk factors and life processes associated with teenage pregnancy: Results of a prospective study from birth to 20 years. Journal of Marriage & Family, 63(4), 1170-1184. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.01170.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/10288
dc.description.abstractData gathered over the course of a 20-year longitudinal study of 533 New Zealand women were used to (a) describe the extent and timing of pregnancies within the cohort up to age 20, and (b) examine the extent to which the risk of an early pregnancy was related to a range of social background, family, individual, and peer relationship factors measured over the course of childhood and adolescence. Results showed that by age 20, nearly a quarter of the sample had been pregnant at least once, with the majority of first pregnancies occurring between the ages of 17 and 20 vears. The profile of those at greatest risk of a teenage pregnancy (<20 years) was that of an early-maturing girl with conduct problems who had been reared in a family environment characterized by parental instability and maternal role models of young single motherhood. As young adolescents, these girls were characterized by high rates of sexual risk-taking and deviant peer involvement. Exposure to social and individual adversity during both childhood and adolescence made independent contributions to an individual's risk of an early pregnancy. These findings were most consistent with a life course developmental model of the etiology of teenage pregnancy. Implications for teenage pregnancy prevention are discussed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Marriage and Family
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.01170.x
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectFamily Studies
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleRisk factors and life processes associated with teenage pregnancy: Results of a prospective study from birth to 20 years
dc.typeJournal Article
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
otago.relation.issue4
otago.relation.volume63
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.01170.x
otago.bitstream.endpage1184
otago.bitstream.startpage1170
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementThis version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Woodward, L., Fergusson, D. M., & Horwood, L. J. (2001). Risk factors and life processes associated with teenage pregnancy: Results of a prospective study from birth to 20 years. Journal of Marriage & Family, 63(4), 1170-1184. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.01170.x
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