Predicting Factors of Sexual Communication between Parents and Adolescent Mothers Regarding Repeat Pregnancy Prevention

Authors

  • Kultida Subsomboon Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Wanna Phahuwatanakorn Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Thiwarphorn Chalermpichai Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Dittakarn Boriboonhirunsarn Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok

Keywords:

sexual communication, parents, repeat pregnancy, adolescent mother

Abstract

Abstract

Introduction: Sexual communication has the positive effect of decreasing sexual risk behaviors among adolescents. However, repeat pregnancy continues to be a persistent problem among adolescents, meanwhile discussions about sexual issues are rare in Thai families. This study used the theory of Planned Behavior as the conceptual framework.

Research Objective: To examine factors related to and ability to predict sexual communication behaviors between parents and adolescent mothers regarding repeat pregnancy prevention.

Research Methodology: This study employed a predictive correlational design.  Participants were parents of adolescent mothers who attended the postpartum care unit in tertiary hospitals. ; And 130 parents were recruited using  a convenience sampling method. Data were collected  using questionnaires.  Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression (enter method).

Results:  Significant predictors of sexual communication behaviors regarding repeat pregnancy prevention were parents living with daughters, attitude towards sexual communication, following subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control (b = .17, .24, .17, .39, p < .05, respectively). Together, the above mentioned factors statistically and significantly predicted sexual communication by 38.3% of variance (p < .05).

Conclusion: Living with daughters, attitude towards sexual communication, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control were essential in promoting parents’ sexual communication behavior regarding repeat pregnancy prevention.            

Implications: Nurses should promote parents’ perceptions of attitude, following of subjective norms, and perceived sexual communication ability of parents by developing activities and media to bring about parents’ sexual communications for repeat pregnancy prevention among adolescent mothers.

 

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Published

2022-04-01

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Subsomboon ก, Phahuwatanakorn ว, Chalermpichai ท, Boriboonhirunsarn ด. Predicting Factors of Sexual Communication between Parents and Adolescent Mothers Regarding Repeat Pregnancy Prevention. JHNR [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];38(1):49-60. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/248412

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