New Aspects of Being an Adolescent Mother: Comparison of Psychosocial Features Between Adult and Adolescent Mothers


Besenek M. , GÜRLEK B.

PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, vol.11, no.3, pp.209-218, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/pbs.20210528045819
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-218
  • Keywords: Adolescent Mother, Depression, Maternal Bonding, Maternal Self-Confidence, SOCIAL SUPPORT, MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALE, SELF-ESTEEM, PREGNANCY, TEENAGE, POSTPARTUM, CONSEQUENCES, EXPERIENCES, DEPRESSION

Abstract

Objective: Becoming a mother during the adolescence can cause additional burdens and adversities which might put these individuals at higher risk for psychosocial disturbances. Several studies have reported higher depression rates and worse parenting skills for adolescent mothers but results are contradicting and limited. In accordance with these issues, we aimed to compare perceived social support, selfconfidence in child-bearing, mother-infant bonding profiles and depressive symptoms of adolescent mothers with their counter-parts who got pregnant and gave birth in their medically accepted reproductive stage (between ages of 25 - 30).