Differences in parent regulation beliefs and maternal postnatal depressive symptoms in early weeks

Cockshaw, Wendell D., Muscat, Tracey, Obst, Patricia L., & Thorpe, Karen (2015) Differences in parent regulation beliefs and maternal postnatal depressive symptoms in early weeks. Psychiatry Research, 228(3), pp. 953-955.

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Postnatal depression is consistently associated with couple relationship qualities. Substantial infant care requirements in early weeks may highlight differences in parenting beliefs between mother and father. We calculated difference scores in parenting beliefs (disparity) in a community sample of 209 parent dyads. Contrary to previous research regarding ‘disagreement’ which could be interpreted as discord, independently measured disparity was not associated with maternal depressive symptoms. Coparenting interventions should promote respectful negotiation rather than resolution of differences.

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ID Code: 92446
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Postnatal depression, Relationship adjustment, Coparenting
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.049
ISSN: 1872-7123
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2016 23:13
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 01:44

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