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Social context, experiences and needs of adolescent mothers and pregnant adolescents in Croatia


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Vuić, Anamarija. (2015). Social context, experiences and needs of adolescent mothers and pregnant adolescents in Croatia. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Lauri Korajlija, Anita].

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The aim of this research was to examine the social context in Croatia in which adolescent pregnancy occurs, with a focus on the institutional support and the availability of support programs. The data was collected through interviews with nine female participants. The results show that there are numerous risk factors that preceded adolescent pregnancy. Although the pregnancy in most cases wasn't planned, it was accepted after the initial shock. All the participants had support of at least one person close to them. For the participants, motherhood represents a positive life event that motivated them to change their previous habits. It was also shown that support programs are rare and their availability is low. There is a need for developing prevention and intervention programs. Sexual education is addressed as the most important way of prevention, as well as higher availability of contraception and the possibility of abortion. There is a need for employing a higher number of qualified experts who would be able to enable better institutional support and more support programs.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative research, adolescent pregnancy, social context
Subjects: Psychology > Klinička psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Lauri Korajlija, Anita
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 11:30

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