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Paternal postpartum depression and its relationship to Masculinity: a comparison between Italy and Sweden.

De Giuli, Chiara LU (2015) PSYP01 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Postpartum depression (PPD) has traditionally been investigated in mothers and only recently the focus has been shifted to men (Goodman, 2004). The current study aims to investigate causes underlying PPD symptoms in fathers, focusing on the role of Masculinity as described by Hofstede (1980) and comparing two countries that differ significantly in this dimension: Italy and Sweden. Data were collected via an online survey, where 123 Swedish and 158 Italian fathers took part. Masculinity did not show to be a good predictor for PPD symptoms among fathers. The high percentage of fathers suffering from depressive symptoms that emerged from the present study emphasizes the need of a network, within the health care services, to support men during... (More)
Postpartum depression (PPD) has traditionally been investigated in mothers and only recently the focus has been shifted to men (Goodman, 2004). The current study aims to investigate causes underlying PPD symptoms in fathers, focusing on the role of Masculinity as described by Hofstede (1980) and comparing two countries that differ significantly in this dimension: Italy and Sweden. Data were collected via an online survey, where 123 Swedish and 158 Italian fathers took part. Masculinity did not show to be a good predictor for PPD symptoms among fathers. The high percentage of fathers suffering from depressive symptoms that emerged from the present study emphasizes the need of a network, within the health care services, to support men during the first delicate months of parenthood. (Less)
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author
De Giuli, Chiara LU
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organization
course
PSYP01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
postpartum depression, fathers, Masculinity, cross-cultural research, Italy, Sweden
language
English
id
8001068
date added to LUP
2015-10-01 08:20:09
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  abstract     = {Postpartum depression (PPD) has traditionally been investigated in mothers and only recently the focus has been shifted to men (Goodman, 2004). The current study aims to investigate causes underlying PPD symptoms in fathers, focusing on the role of Masculinity as described by Hofstede (1980) and comparing two countries that differ significantly in this dimension: Italy and Sweden. Data were collected via an online survey, where 123 Swedish and 158 Italian fathers took part. Masculinity did not show to be a good predictor for PPD symptoms among fathers. The high percentage of fathers suffering from depressive symptoms that emerged from the present study emphasizes the need of a network, within the health care services, to support men during the first delicate months of parenthood.},
  author       = {De Giuli, Chiara},
  keyword      = {postpartum depression,fathers,Masculinity,cross-cultural research,Italy,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Paternal postpartum depression and its relationship to Masculinity: a comparison between Italy and Sweden.},
  year         = {2015},
}