Social Support in Relation to Coping, Resilience and Mental Health among Unwed Pregnant Teenagers and Teenage Mothers in Malaysia: A Mixed-Methods Approach
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The importance and availability of social support is described relating to coping, resilience andmental health among unwed pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers in Malaysia during theirstay in a shelter home based on analyses of interviews with 17 teenagers and questionnairescompleted by them. These teenagers have poor social support in terms of availability andadequacy, especially from their parents. The authorities and the staff in shelter homes are advisedto take social support aspects seriously, especially from the family, since they play a vital role inthe well-being and mental health of unwed pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers.
unwed young pregnant women, social support, coping, resilience, mental health, Malaysia, shelter home
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-82715DiVA: diva2:662378