Attitudes Towards Pregnancy

By: Jaccard, James, Dodge, Tonya, and Patricia Dittus.

These researchers study data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and find that females living with two parents tend to have more negative attitudes about the impact an early pregnancy would have on their lives. Negative attitudes toward early pregnancy are a significant predictor of an adolescent female experiencing an early pregnancy.

Do adolescents want to avoid pregnancy? Attitudes toward pregnancy as predictors of pregnancy. Journal of Adolescent Health 33 (2): 79-83.