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Author: Crase, Sedahlia Jasper
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1. Hockaday, Catheryn Michele
Crase, Sedahlia Jasper
Shelley, Mack C., II
Stockdale, Dahlia F.
A Prospective Study of Adolescent Pregnancy
Journal of Adolescence 23,4 (August 2000): 423-438.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Adolescent Fertility; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Educational Aspirations/Expectations; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes; Pregnancy, Adolescent; Racial Differences; Self-Esteem; Work Attitudes

This study examined prospectively the characteristics contributing to adolescent pregnancy in a pregnant (n=452) and comparison (n=373) group of adolescents. The participants were 15-19-year-old Black and White females in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The variables included race, self-esteem, age-related risks, delinquency history, aspirations and expectations. Using regression analyses, adolescent pregnancy in Blacks was predicted by approval of delaying a family and pursuing a career, aspirations of working, and lower educational expectations. Pregnancy in White adolescents was predicted by higher educational wishes, lower educational expectations, desiring more children, and having sex younger. Implications and recommendations are discussed.
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Hockaday, Catheryn Michele, Sedahlia Jasper Crase, Mack C. Shelley and Dahlia F. Stockdale. "A Prospective Study of Adolescent Pregnancy." Journal of Adolescence 23,4 (August 2000): 423-438.