TabMenu

Poverty and InequalitySexual and Reproductive HealthFamily, Maternal & Child HealthMethodology

Parental nurturance and the mental health and parenting of urban african american adolescent mothers

TitleParental nurturance and the mental health and parenting of urban african american adolescent mothers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLewin, A, Mitchell, SJ, Hodgkinson, S, Burrell, L, Beers, LSA, Duggan, AK
JournalJournal of Family Social Work
Volume14
Pagination311-325
ISBN Number10522158 (ISSN)
KeywordsAdolescent mother, Nurturance, Parent-grandparent relationship, Parenting, Young children
Abstract

This study examined the relationship between a teen mother's perceptions of nurturance from her mother and father and her mental health and parenting attitudes. One-hundred and thirtyeight urban, primarily African American adolescent mothers were interviewed. Multivariate results indicate that teen mothers who felt nurtured by their mothers had greater empathy toward their own children, and those who felt nurtured by their fathers reported greater parenting satisfaction. These findings support the importance of interventions that include supporting nurturing parenting of adolescent mothers by their mothers and their fathers. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.