Examining the state of Psychological Well-Being of young Unwed Mothers: Implications for extension education

Authors

  • Norshidah Nordin Faculty of Education Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Seksyen 17, 40200, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Rohaya Abd Wahab Faculty of Education Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Seksyen 17, 40200, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Farhana Wan Yunus Faculty of Education Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Seksyen 17, 40200, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i7.256

Abstract

This study intends to examine the state of psychological well-being among the young unwed pregnant women who were placed in KEWAJA shelter home. Adolescence pregnancy is a social phenomenon and has impact on psychological health, socio-cultural and environmental challenges to individual and future communities. It could also contribute to the total burden of disability in the community. However, the result of the study showed the level of psychological well-being of the respondents was generally high. This finding has practical implications to extension agents and community development programs. Thus, a multi -pronged community driven programs are needed to reduce risk behavior among these young adults.

Keyword: psychological well-being; single mother; extension programs; environmental challenge.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

 

Published

2018-03-16

How to Cite

Nordin, N., Abd Wahab, R., & Wan Yunus, F. (2018). Examining the state of Psychological Well-Being of young Unwed Mothers: Implications for extension education. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(7), 41-47. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i7.256

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