Cornelia P Porter

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In this article we have noted some of the conceptual and methodologic issues and challenges involved in conducting research with two ethnic/racial populations. In addition, we raised questions and gave recommendations to provide nurse researchers with guides as to how they might conceptualize and conduct and critique research with two groups. While this is(More)
The purposes of this study were to explore the differences between fifth and eighth graders' self-reports of having initiated sexual intercourse and the factors related to their early sexual debuts. The urban sample consisted of African American and white fifth (n = 59) and eighth (n = 169) graders. Among fifth graders 46% and among eighth graders 55%(More)
Nursing research on race and racism began in the 1970s. However, because these concepts were seen as cultural attitudes, race and racism were obscured. The evidence on the presence of negative attitudes, biases, and stereotypes about different racial and ethnic groups is inconsistent. During the past two decades, research on race and racism has grown, but(More)
Sexual development as a component of interpersonal relationships is essential to healthy personality development. Nurses, as health professionals who advise and counsel "tweens" (early adolescent females) in a variety of settings, have important roles to play in promoting their healthy sexual development. To date, empirical documentation has contributed to(More)
As increased numbers of teen mothers choose to keep and rear their children, the topic of their childrearing abilities has become the subject of intense theorizing, philosophizing, and research. Research about the developmental deviations of teen mothers' children has suggested that teen mothers are at risk for childrearing failure. The mechanisms through(More)
As the scope of what constitutes health and the range of determinants of health-promoting and compromising behaviors among adolescents are expanded, APNs must be well prepared to be powerful influences in the lives of all adolescents. The guidelines offered by Bright Futures challenge nurse educators to prepare APNs who possess the core competencies to(More)