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dc.contributor.advisorCrosnoe, Robert
dc.creatorSmith, Chelsea Caraen
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T17:35:52Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:34:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:34:52Z
dc.date.issued2013-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21647en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractExpecting to become pregnant or to get someone pregnant in the near future separates adolescents in terms of both their current circumstances and future experiences. Drawing on life course, social control, and reasoned action perspectives, this study examined the predictors and outcomes of adolescents’ pregnancy expectations in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, emphasizing non-linearity in the meaning and implications of such expectations during a critical period when youths’ future plans begin to change from hypothetical ideas to actual realities. The results suggested that the number and type of risky behaviors during adolescence were associated with an increased level of pregnancy expectations that, in turn, predicted later childbearing. Importantly, risky behaviors also moderated the link between pregnancy expectations in adolescence and fertility in young adulthood, with childbearing more likely to follow split expectations when youth also engaged in risky behavior. These patterns did not vary substantially by gender.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectPregnancy expectationsen
dc.subjectRisky behavioren
dc.subjectChildbearingen
dc.titleRisky behavior, pregnancy expectations, and childbearing from adolescence into young adulthooden
dc.description.departmentSociologyen
dc.description.departmentTheatre and Danceen
dc.date.updated2013-10-22T17:35:53Zen


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