Social networking site (SNS) use by adolescent mothers: Can social support and social capital be enhanced by online social networks? – A structured review of the literature

Authors: Nolan, S. Hendricks, J.  Ferguson, S. & Towell, A.

Source: Midwifery JournalMay 2017Volume 48, Pages 24–31
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.03.002

Aims and objectives

to critically appraise the available literature and summarise the evidence relating to adolescent mothers’ use of social networking sites in terms of any social support and social capital they may provide and to identify areas for future exploration.

Highlights

  • Review of literature pertaining to adolescent mothers’ use of social networking sites
  • Adolescent mothers receive valuable social support by use of online networking sites
  • Paucity of literature surrounding use of global sites and comparable uses / outcomes
  • Need to explore use of global networking sites as potential mediums for interventions
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