The The Effect of A Promoting Program for Improving Maternal Role on Family Support Perception and Maternal Role Attainment in The First Adolescent Mothers
This post-test two groups quasi-experimental research aimed to examine the effect of a promoting program
for improving maternal role on family support perception and maternal role attainment in the first adolescent mothers. Through purposive sampling, the sample included 27 nulliparous adolescent mothers consisting of experimental group (n =16) and control group (n = 11). The instruments were a promoting program for improving maternal role on family support care over period of 45 days. The questionnaires on perceived family support and maternal role attainment that the researcher developed which were evaluated by expert panel and yielded a content validity index of 0.92 and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient) of 0.90 and 0.95. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent t- test. Results revealed that after the program, 1) the experimental group had mean score of perceived family support higher than the control group ( =3.70, SD=0.333 and =2.36, SD=0.670) 2) the experimental group had mean score on maternal role attainment higher than the control group ( =4.08, SD= 0.279 and =3.20, SD=0.145).
The results showed that a promoting program for improving maternal role on family support perception and
maternal role attainment in the first adolescent mothers can be used as a guideline for the empowerment of the maternal role of first adolescent mothers. Therefore, activities according to the program should be promoted so that the first adolescent mothers can continue their maternal role appropriately.
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