Adjusted control: An explanation for women’s positive perceptions of their pregnancies

Ellen Olshansky Gara, Virginia Peterson Tilden

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This article presents the results of a research study that investigated factors that explain why some women perceive their pregnancies in a positive manner. Using an inductive method of investigation, the researchers found a salient concept that emerged from the data. This concept, termed “adjusted control,”; provides one explanation for why some women see their pregnancies positively. The analytic process employed in delineating the concept is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-436
Number of pages10
JournalHealth care for women international
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


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  • Health Professions(all)

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