Negative caregiving representations and postpartum depression: The mediating roles of parenting efficacy and relationship satisfaction

Chava Kleinman, Abira Reizer

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Abstract

Drawing on Bowlby's (1982) caregiving theoretical framework, this is the first preliminary examination of caregiving to postpartum depression (PPD) as well as the potential mediators to the psychological manifestations of caregiving in PPD. One hundred and fifty Israeli mothers completed four scales assessing PPD, parenting self-efficacy, caregiving representations and marital satisfaction, within 6 months after giving birth. Researchers indicated a significant association between deactivated caregiving and PPD that was mediated by lower levels of parental self-efficacy and lower marital satisfaction. The associations between caregiving hyperactivation and PPD were nonsignificant. Theoretical and practical implications for clinical practice and postpartum risk factor models are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-94
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

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