Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns for social support

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purposes of this study were to (a) assess and describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers during their transition to parenthood from the perspective of 16 Midwestern community leaders working closely with families and (b) evaluate social support mechanisms that are available for families. Focus group questions were organized around social support theory to gather information. The following themes evolved from focus group discussions: (a) social support issues (emotional, tangible, informational, and appraisal support; positive and negative support); (b) personal barriers to success (stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and inadequate parenting competence); and (c) system barriers (fear of the system and insensitive and ineffective services). Community health nursing strategies were identified that include assessment and interventions for this vulnerable population throughout their infants' 1st year of life and beyond.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-257
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Fingerprint

Social Support
Mothers
Focus Groups
Community Health Nursing
Parenting
Vulnerable Populations
Self Concept
Mental Competency
Fear
Social Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

@article{86c1813d8bf84aac9ece8c0371aea9b6,
title = "Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns for social support",
abstract = "Purposes of this study were to (a) assess and describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers during their transition to parenthood from the perspective of 16 Midwestern community leaders working closely with families and (b) evaluate social support mechanisms that are available for families. Focus group questions were organized around social support theory to gather information. The following themes evolved from focus group discussions: (a) social support issues (emotional, tangible, informational, and appraisal support; positive and negative support); (b) personal barriers to success (stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and inadequate parenting competence); and (c) system barriers (fear of the system and insensitive and ineffective services). Community health nursing strategies were identified that include assessment and interventions for this vulnerable population throughout their infants' 1st year of life and beyond.",
author = "Campbell-Grossman, {Christie Kay} and Hudson, {Diane Brage} and Keating-Lefler, {Rebecca L} and Fleck, {Margaret Ofe}",
year = "2005",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1207/s15327655jchn2204_6",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "241--257",
journal = "Journal of Community Health Nursing",
issn = "0737-0016",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns for social support

AU - Campbell-Grossman, Christie Kay

AU - Hudson, Diane Brage

AU - Keating-Lefler, Rebecca L

AU - Fleck, Margaret Ofe

PY - 2005/12/1

Y1 - 2005/12/1

N2 - Purposes of this study were to (a) assess and describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers during their transition to parenthood from the perspective of 16 Midwestern community leaders working closely with families and (b) evaluate social support mechanisms that are available for families. Focus group questions were organized around social support theory to gather information. The following themes evolved from focus group discussions: (a) social support issues (emotional, tangible, informational, and appraisal support; positive and negative support); (b) personal barriers to success (stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and inadequate parenting competence); and (c) system barriers (fear of the system and insensitive and ineffective services). Community health nursing strategies were identified that include assessment and interventions for this vulnerable population throughout their infants' 1st year of life and beyond.

AB - Purposes of this study were to (a) assess and describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers during their transition to parenthood from the perspective of 16 Midwestern community leaders working closely with families and (b) evaluate social support mechanisms that are available for families. Focus group questions were organized around social support theory to gather information. The following themes evolved from focus group discussions: (a) social support issues (emotional, tangible, informational, and appraisal support; positive and negative support); (b) personal barriers to success (stress, low self-esteem, isolation, and inadequate parenting competence); and (c) system barriers (fear of the system and insensitive and ineffective services). Community health nursing strategies were identified that include assessment and interventions for this vulnerable population throughout their infants' 1st year of life and beyond.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=28044469681&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=28044469681&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1207/s15327655jchn2204_6

DO - 10.1207/s15327655jchn2204_6

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 241

EP - 257

JO - Journal of Community Health Nursing

JF - Journal of Community Health Nursing

SN - 0737-0016

IS - 4

ER -