Lived Experiences of Adolescent Fathers: Basis for an Enhanced Intervention Program


  • Carla Maghupoy Ms


adolescent fathers, teenage fathers, transition, early fatherhood, services


This paper seeks to present the experiences of males who have fathered a child on their adolescence and to explore possible intervention program that could be enhanced.

There are few literatures that focus on the bout of adolescent fathers. They both have dual challenge to face: being an adolescent and a new father, which calls for the need for social services, support and organizational interventions.

Applying an Exploratory Sequential Mix Method Research Design, the study drew strengths from the combined methods. The first phase documented the lived experiences of the respondents and five themes surfaced which are: below or near the poverty threshold, community and school-based exposure, stalled education, social support and social constructs. A questionnaire was then designed to help generalize results and an enhanced intervention program Batang Ama, Turo at Alaga  (BATA) project is proposed.

The result of this study adds to the buildup of previous research in the field.


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