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TitlePartner relationships during the transition to parenthood
Author(s)Figueiredo, Bárbara
Field, Tiffany
Diego, Miguel
Hernandez-Reif, Maria
Deeds, Osvelia
Ascencio, Angela
Keywordspartner relationship
pregnancy
anxiety
depression
Issue date2008
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Abstract(s)Partner relationships are relevant in the psychological adjustment during the transition to parenthood, but mothers have been studied more often than fathers in this respect. The Relationship Questionnaire (RQ) to assess negative and positive dimensions of the partner relationship, The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) to assess depression an the State Anxiety Inventory (STAi) to assess anxiety were administered to 43 women and their partners recruited during the second trimester of pregnancy and seen again until after delivery to assess differences in women's/men's anxiety and depression according to partner relationships. Results indicate that women/men with a less positive relationship with the partner show higher anxiety than women/men with a more positive partner relationship, and those women/men with a more negative relationship with the partner show both higher depression and higher anxiety than women/men with a less negative relationship. Also partners of women/men with a more negative partner relationship show higher depression than partners of women/men with a less negative relationship. Psychological adjustement during the transition to parenthood of both the women/men and the partner is impacted by the partner relationship.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/41373
DOI10.1080/02646830701873057
ISSN0264-6838
Publisher versionhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646830701873057
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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