Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Tiffany L. Berzins
Mark S. Schmidt
This is a cross-sectional study that investigated the relationship between preconception care knowledge, trait mindfulness, perceived discrimination, and coping self-efficacy. It addressed the lack of research into the effects of pregnancy-related distress on maternal mortality in African American women. There were 117 participants ages 18 -30 whose data was collected through an online survey. The results suggest that greater preconception care knowledge predicts greater pregnancy-related distress coping self-efficacy. Trait mindfulness also predicted pregnancy-related distress coping self-efficacy. Perceived discrimination did not predict coping self- efficacy in a negative direction as expected.
Nelson, Collins D., "Knowledge, Trait Mindfulness and Perceived Discrimination as it Relates to Coping Self-Efficacy in African American Women" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 391.