Methods of overcoming the problem of pregnancy among unmarried adolescents

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The issue of pregnancy among unmarried adolescent in Malaysia has become increasingly prevalent of late. This matter needs urgent attention otherwise this problem will have a negative impact on society’s well-being, the family institution and adolescent morality. There are various methods which may be applied to overcome this problem. However, this working paper focuses on the role of the adolescents themselves to overcome the problem of unmarried pregnancy. This study is designed as a survey research. 50 respondents have been selected by using convenience sampling. The research location selected are two Malaysian shelters, namely, Raudhatus Sakinah (RS) and Welfare Organisation Darul Islah Selangor (PERKID). Research data is descriptively analysed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and displayed in the form of percentage, frencuency and mean. Research outcome shows that there are several methods which adolescents may do to overcome the problem of unmarried pregnancy. Among the ways which may be used are to be involved in useful activities, obey their parents, be protective of the family reputation, internalize and practice lslamic teachings as well as to constantly keep the company of sensible or righteous people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume11
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Oneself
  • Pregnancy
  • Spiritual
  • Unmarried adolescents

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Methods of overcoming the problem of pregnancy among unmarried adolescents. / Hanin Hamjah, Salasiah; Mohd. Kusrin, Zuliza.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 23, 01.10.2015, p. 107-113.

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