Teenage pregnancy prevention and education

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dc.contributor.advisor Bantz, Diana L.
dc.contributor.author McAbee, Katie D. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:33:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:33:52Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193628
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only
dc.description.abstract Teenage pregnancy rates continue to rise; therefore, preventing teenage pregnancy has become a very important concept in high school sexuality curriculum. Many schools have developed educational programs to help reduce the teenage pregnancy rate. The purpose of this study is to create a realistic parenting experience for teens (Sommers & Fahlman, 2001). Baby Think it Over (BTIO) is a classroom tool used to create unpredictable behaviors similar to a newborn. The framework for this study is the Health Belief Model developed in the 1950s by Hochbaum, Rosenstock, & Kegels. Participants selected will be high school students with a mean age of 15.8. An experimental group of 151 students will be selected with a control group of 62 students. All students will complete a pretest before the program begins. The students will then be responsible for “parent time” in which they will be solely responsible in caring for the baby. All students will then take a posttest 10-12 weeks after all students finished using the doll. Findings will provide information on the BTIO program and if it changes teens’ perception of pregnancy. The information will help determine the effectiveness of the BTIO program in teenage pregnancy education.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent ii, 36 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teenage pregnancy -- United States -- Prevention. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Care -- Study and teaching.
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Education.
dc.title Teenage pregnancy prevention and education en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1551176 en_US

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