MENTORING INFLUENCE AMONG TEENAGE CAPACITY ON EARLY MARRIAGE PREVENTION
Background: In 2013, 45.4% of teenager under the age of 19 in Tosari village, Pasuruan, had been married. The early marriage problems were pregnancy abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, school dropping out, and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. One of ways to reduce these problems was to strengthen teenager knowledge through teenager mentoring. Based on the background, the research about mentoring influence toward teenager capacity in early marriage prevention in Tosari Village, Pasuruan was conducted.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted with pretest-posttest approach and group control design in Tosari Village, Pasuruan, during January 2017-April 2018. The study population consisted of Tengger Tribe’s teenage boys and teenage girls aged 15-18 years. The sample was obtained through purposive sampling then divided into two groups: 25 teenagers in treatment group and 25 teenagers in control group. The treatment group received mentoring, while the control group received mentoring only in leaflets. Data were obtained from subvariable changes in reproductive health knowledge, leadership knowledge, and communication knowledge. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using independent t-test with α = 0.05.
Result: Before the mentoring, the capacity mean value of both groups was in “not good” category. After the mentoring, the capacity mean value of treatment group was in “good” category, while the capacity mean value of the control group remained in “not good” category. Based on independent t-test with α = 0.05, p value = 0.000.
Conclusion: There was an influence of mentoring toward teenager capacity in early marriage prevention in Tosari Village, Pasuruan.
Keywords: Mentoring, teenager capacity, early marriage