Succumbing the Hardship of Solo Teenage Mother: A Narratological Research
- Author(s): Rashme E. Lozada, Marjorie Saming, Gabrele D. Cubero, and Jeanned Gabunan
- Social Studies
Paper ID: UIJRTV4I10005
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Solo teenage motherhood has been a worldwide concern, encompassing the evaluated figures from different agencies and organizations around the globe to develop panicking results that need to be addressed. It has been significantly considered a key contributor to child mortality and the central problem of adolescents today. Hence, the study pursues to contribute to research concerning the experiences of solo teenage motherhood. It is anchored on the Feminist Standpoint theory and feminist perspective proposed by Sandra Harding in 1983. Feminist standpoint theory focuses on the knowledge from the experiences and challenges common to women (Wood, 2009). Feminist standpoint allowed for understanding women’s experience and the challenges of having a child and utilizing a qualitative narratological approach, where 1 participant for the in-depth interview was employed. This study aims to understand the experiences of solo teenage mothers, empirically identify the reasons and factors of solo teenage motherhood, and obtain relevant information that will add to the growing body of knowledge in the field of solo teenage motherhood. It attempts to analyze the stigma experienced by teenage mothers as well as the differentiated views of this experience. Information was analyzed and evaluated to uncover nine vital themes Doubled roles as Mother and Father, Societal Judgements, Financially Unstable, Praying to God, Farming, Child as a Source of Strength, Regrets are always in the End, Raising a Child is not easy and lastly, Think of the Consequences of Decision from their responses to the research questions; these are Our findings will help in understanding how solo teenage mothers succumb the hardship they encounter and what are the things that help them continue living contentedly.