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Unprepared pregnancy has effect on the psychological health and well-being of the adolescents.
Purpose of this study was to examine the effect of positive self-talk training program on adolescent pregnancies.
Fifty-four subjects were purposively selected and assigned to either experimental or control group, 27 subjects
each, respectively. Experimental group trained and rehearsed positive self-talk, while control group received
usual nursing care. Research instruments consisted of; 1) Demographic data from, 2) Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem
Scale, Cronbach’s coefficient at 0.85, 3) Psychological Well-being Scale, Cronbach’s coefficient at 0.81, 4)
Positive Self-talk Training Program on Self-esteem and Psychological Well-being Among Pregnant Adolescents.
Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, and dependent t-test. Results revealed that;
1. Experimental post-test self-esteem and psychological well-being mean score were significantly
higher than the pre-test of self-esteem. (p < 0.01)
2. Experimental post-test self-esteem and psychological well-being mean score were significantly
higher than control group. (p < 0.01)
The results of this study indicated that the positive self-talk training program could be used to increase
self-esteem and psychological well-being among pregnant adolescents. This study is effective for improving
self-esteem and psychological well-being among pregnant adolescents.