Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 1794-9998
GALICIA MOYEDA, Iris Xóchitl; SANCHEZ VELASCO, Alejandra e ROBLES OJEDA, Francisco Javier. Self- Perception After Six Years of Having Been a Mother During Adolescence and Adulthood. Diversitas [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 73-89. ISSN 1794-9998.
The present research had the purpose of exploring the perception that women who had children at adolescence and those who did at adulthood, have of themselves. 92 Women whose firstborn child was in average 6 years old took part; 38 of which became mothers at adolescence, and 54 who did at adulthood. An Incomplete Phrase test was applied, analyzing only the areas of fears, guilt, attitude towards their own capabilities, goals and decision making. Categories of analysis that gave account of the content of the answers were expressly designed. Amongst the results, the auto-efficient, positive answers in the field of capabilities and decision making, stand out, mainly in the group of teenage mothers. What is more, the latter evaluate the results of their action in a more satisfactory way than the adult mothers. Decision making was more reflexive than impulsive in both groups of mothers. These findings don't support the suppositions that adolescent pregnancy and motherhood can be a disadvantage for young women.
Palavras-chave : adolescent mothers; autoperception; coping; auto- efficiency.