Teenage marital units : a descriptive study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Isabelle Reedy Powell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mary Elizabeth Keister

Abstract: The teenage population is predicted to increase in absolute numbers with the number of teenage marriages increasing proportionately. Teenage marriages are overrepresented among couples seeking divorce. In order to assist the young family to establish a successful marital unit, it is important that family life professionals have more information about the life situations and characteristics of young couples. Data for the present study were obtained during teenage couples' enrollment in the Teenage Parents Research Project, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The study included demographic characteristics; measures of personal identity, marital role expectations and attitudes toward parenthood; problems associated with the establishment phase of marriage; and both subjective and objective evaluations of the experiences by the subjects and by the writer. Data were obtained on 48 marital units (except that 41 couples were subjects for the attitude measures).

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Language: English
Date: 1973
Teenage marriage
Marriage age
Teenage mothers

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