• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Teenage pregnancy in Croydon - literature review and research outline.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Title Page ?Why is there an increase in teenage pregnancy in the London Borough of Croydon?? Submitted by: Submitted on: Course Title: BA in Social Policy and Youth Studies ABSTRACT The aim of this research study is to understand why teenage pregnancy is increasing in the London Borough of Croydon and to identify the factors contributing to this problem. A qualitative approach has been adopted for this research study. Both secondary and primary data will be collected. Secondary data will be collected from different informational resources which include journals, books, NHS reports and articles. Primary data will be collected through semi structured interviews. Sample population consists of pregnant teenagers living in the London Borough of Croydon and the data will be analysed in a step wise manner to draw meaningful conclusions at the end of the research study. This study will effectively contribute towards the literature about the factors causing the increase in the number of teenage conceptions and will aid in suggesting strategies for the governing bodies to reduce the number of teenage conceptions in Croydon. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction.......................................................................................................................4 2. Literature Review...............................................................................................................4 3. Methodology......................................................................................................................5 4. Conclusion..........................................................................................................................6 5. ...read more.

Middle

Social disadvantages as identified by England?s Social Exclusion Unit includes unemployment, poor quality of health, living in deprived areas, having lower levels of skills, poor housing facilities, family fall outs and low income (SEU, 2001). Gruber (2009) argued that individuals become socially disadvantaged when they are denied their basic rights and the opportunities to become an active part of the society which leas to involvements in crimes and other illegal activities. Research studies have suggested that children of socially disadvantaged young parents live in poverty (Baker, 2007). However, not many evidences are present in the literature about the contribution of poverty to teenage pregnancies and this area needs more exploration. According to a research study by Arai (2009), poverty is common in households where the head of the household is a teenager. MacPhail and Campbell (2001) identified that poverty pose an influential impact on the decisions of teenagers to buy contraceptives leading to unintended teenage pregnancies which further leads to lack of finance and support. Trapani (1999) found out that in most cases of teenage pregnancies boyfriends of teenage pregnant girls hesitate from taking the responsibility of the child due to its impact on their educational and employment opportunities. ...read more.

Conclusion

It was decided in the meeting that the invitation for participating in the research study will be given to the pregnant teenagers by the midwives attending antenatal clinics in local medical practices. Pregnant teenagers willing to participate will be given a date and time for the interviews after consulting the researcher and all the interviews will take place in a room within the medical practices so that an assuring environment could be provided to the participants. 1. Ethical Considerations Participation will be voluntary, anonymity will be maintained, information about the study will be provided to the participants and written consents will be taken prior to the interviews. Information collected will only be used by the researcher. 1. Validity, Reliability and Generalisability To maintain the reliability and validity of the data all the measures will be taken to avoid the chances of errors during face-to-face interviews and when analysing the data. Generalisability is the potential limitation of the research study as the results might not completely reflect the condition in other Boroughs of England. 1. CONCLUSION In conclusion, despite of the limitation this research study will effectively contribute towards the information present in the literature about the factors causing the increase in the number of teenage conceptions. 1. TIME CHART C:\Users\j\Desktop\Untitled. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Applied Sociology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Applied Sociology essays

  1. How are bodies socially constructed?

    especially in traditional thesis, the bodily aging process has been referred to as a biological one, without consideration of its social relevance, 'Popular stereotypes about old people, usually centered around the inevitability of old age and its manifestation as physical decrepitude from which culture irrelevance could be inferred.

  2. Consider when and how researchers might use qualitative and quantitative approaches in their research ...

    And finally I will discuss the similarities in regards to the researchers' own backgrounds. I will now discuss the main differences in regards to Coates' and Takei's research papers. Takei took an organised, formal (quantitative) approach to his research into the ways in which deaf children acquire sign language.

  1. The humanistic approach

    since Daniel's confidence has taken a knock, he appears to be anxious about his abilities, indicating that his esteem needs are no longer being met. Daniel's need to see himself as competent and achieving have clearly not been met, as perhaps they were before his manager halted his project.

  2. Working Mothers

    One downside of having multiple roles is that they always end up causing roles strain. With that, some mothers have experienced stress. Regardless of stress, many have adopted strategies that help them cope with role strain. Before the 20th century women's roles were to stay at home and raise children while the husbands were the predominant breadwinners.

  1. Action Plan for research into the effects of playing violent video games.

    Strategy: read and evaluate Aim: to hand in the research project After spending weeks in the library the literature review was done and I can draw my conclusion and highlight my findings to create my abstract. The following week the findings were resumed and full project was checked over and corrections were made to adhere with a word count.

  2. Critically explore some of the issues that should be considered when conducting research in ...

    (Nelson ,2006) also supports the argument by stating child?s assent can only be used in conjunction with the parental consent. Lansdown (1994) supports the above discussion by stating that children are vulnerable because of their physical weakness and lack of knowledge and experience which allows them to depend upon the

  1. This evaluation study will thoroughly study factors that influence teen pregnancy and parenting on ...

    If the SES and substance abuse was high amongst the white youngsters then they also exhibited a superior level of depression and dejection (The Children's Depression Inventory); whereas the opposite was true for those white youngsters who experienced lower SES and substance abuse levels.

  2. Research - In this assignment, we are trying to find the factors and effects ...

    Some of them have segregate from family and friends, so they spend a lot of time online. Some of them have a feeling of great elation while involved in Internet activities.? (Saisan, Smith, Robinson, and Segal, 2008)The drawbacks of Internet or computer addiction can also cause physical discomfort such as:

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work