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dc.contributor.authorMoyano, Nieves
dc.contributor.authorGranados de Haro, María Reina 
dc.contributor.authorDurán, Christian Andrés
dc.contributor.authorGalarza, Carlos
dc.identifier.citationMoyano, N.; Granados, R.; Durán, C.A.; Galarza, C. Self-Esteem, Attitudes toward Love, and Sexual Assertiveness among Pregnant Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1270. []es_ES
dc.descriptionData Availability Statement: The data presented in this study are available on request from the first author.es_ES
dc.descriptionThe authors acknowledge the collaboration of participants who took part in the study.es_ES
dc.description.abstractAdolescence is a stage of growth and development of great relevance. Unplanned teenage pregnancies can be considered a global public health problem due to the high impact on the present and future of these young people, as well as their possible offspring. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between self-esteem, attitudes toward love, and sexual assertiveness among pregnant and non-pregnant teenagers. We also considered whether their pregnancy was planned or not. The study was conducted with 225 women from Ecuador (34.2% pregnant; Mean age = 16; SD = 1.15). We administered self-reported measures such as the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Love Attitudes Scale, and the Sexual Assertiveness Scale between 2018 and 2019. Self-esteem was higher in adolescents with a planned pregnancy than in those women whose pregnancy was not planned. Pregnant women reported greater acceptance and endorsement of beliefs related to the myth of “soulmate” in comparison to non-pregnant women. Sexual assertiveness related to the negotiation of the use of contraceptive methods was greater in non-pregnant adolescents than in pregnant girls. We discuss the implications of our findings in terms of sexual education and prevention in the sex education field. This study shows differences in self-esteem, attitudes toward love, and sexual assertiveness between pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents.es_ES
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dc.subjectSelf-esteem es_ES
dc.subjectAttitudes toward lovees_ES
dc.subjectSexual assertivenesses_ES
dc.subjectPregnancy es_ES
dc.subjectAdolescents es_ES
dc.titleSelf-Esteem, Attitudes toward Love, and Sexual Assertiveness among Pregnant Adolescentses_ES

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