Which of the following is an example of an etic description of teen pregnancy in America?
One of my friends in high school got pregnant in her sophomore year. She and the father decided to keep the baby, got married and just celebrated their 10th anniversary. They both finished college and have good jobs now. It just goes to show that people can overcome teen pregnancy and become successful parents.
Although popular opinion sometimes indicates otherwise, according to a statistical analysis from the US Department of Health and Services (2014), teen pregnancy rates have been steadily declining for the past twenty years. In America, most teenagers are not yet fully independent from their parents, as teenagers in other cultures sometimes are, so they are not ready to become parents. Since this issue has a huge impact on young women and men affected by it, this may account for the disparity between popular opinion and the statistical data on the subject.
In my opinion, anyone who gets pregnant as a teenager should have had better access to birth control and comprehensive sex education.
After polling my friends on Facebook, I’ve determined that teen pregnancy rates are not as prevalent among young people today. Instructor Explanation:
An etic perspective is an outsider's perspective, so you should not describe your own culture in the first person or draw upon your own personal experiences. Your textbook describes an etic perspective in this way, “etic models invariably describe each culture in ways that seem alien to its own participants but that facilitate comparisons between cultures and the discovery of universal principles in the structure and functioning of cultures” (Crapo, 2013, p.27). See the assignment description for your Final Research Paper for more on using reputable sources to support your points.
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