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dc.contributor.authorRipley, Jennifer S.
dc.contributor.authorCowden, Richard G.
dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Everett L.
dc.contributor.authorGarthe, Rachel C.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Don E.
dc.identifier.citationRipley, J.S. et al. 2018. Trait forgiveness and dyadic adjustment predict postnatal depression. Journal of child and family studies, 27(7):2185-2192. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-2843 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe birth of a first child can be stressful on intimate partner relationships and the women having their first child. Conflict can occur, and hurts might be experienced, which could lead to post-partum depression. Thus, capacity for forgiveness with specific hurts might affect post-partum depression. We investigated women having their first child (N = 52), and examined whether dyadic adjustment, trait forgiveness, and situational forgiving during pregnancy predicted postpartum depression. This study found that marital forgiveness predicted lower levels of depression above and beyond the effects of general dyadic adjustment. Dyadic adjustment and trait forgiveness predicted postpartum depression while situational forgiving was mixed. Postpartum depression researchers are encouraged to consider the inclusion of positive psychology variables, such as forgiveness, in future research studiesen_US
dc.subjectPositive psychologyen_US
dc.subjectDyadic adjustmenten_US
dc.subjectTransition to parenthooden_US
dc.subjectPostpartum depressionen_US
dc.subjectStress in parenthooden_US
dc.titleTrait forgiveness and dyadic adjustment predict postnatal depressionen_US
dc.contributor.researchID28405188 - Cowden, Richard Gregory

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