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Paternal Depressive Symptoms during the Postpartum Period and Associated Psychosocial Factors in Singapore

Teo, Ee Yin LU (2016) PSYP01 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Despite the fact that maternal postpartum depression has been extensively studied and addressed to be a significant mental health issue, the literature on paternal postpartum depression is limited, even more so for Asian countries. The present study aims to identify the psychosocial factors, as well as socio-demographic factors, that are associated with paternal postpartum depressive symptoms in Singapore fathers. An online survey was conducted among Singapore (N = 132).
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were used to assess the depressive symptoms. Consistent with previous findings, results of regression analysis show that personal history of depressive symptoms or clinical depression, high... (More)
Despite the fact that maternal postpartum depression has been extensively studied and addressed to be a significant mental health issue, the literature on paternal postpartum depression is limited, even more so for Asian countries. The present study aims to identify the psychosocial factors, as well as socio-demographic factors, that are associated with paternal postpartum depressive symptoms in Singapore fathers. An online survey was conducted among Singapore (N = 132).
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were used to assess the depressive symptoms. Consistent with previous findings, results of regression analysis show that personal history of depressive symptoms or clinical depression, high level of work-tofamily conflict, low social support, and poor self-esteem significantly explain 47% of variance in paternal postpartum depressive symptoms. However, other factors such as partner’s depression history, parental stress, and marital satisfaction are not significantly associated with paternal
postpartum depressive symptoms. The current findings emphasize the need to increase awareness in paternal postpartum depressive symptoms and to enhance the well-being of fathers in Singapore. (Less)
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author
Teo, Ee Yin LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYP01 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
depression, depressive symptoms, postpartum, paternal, fathers, Singapore
language
English
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8892011
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2016-09-28 16:03:04
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@misc{8892011,
  abstract     = {Despite the fact that maternal postpartum depression has been extensively studied and addressed to be a significant mental health issue, the literature on paternal postpartum depression is limited, even more so for Asian countries. The present study aims to identify the psychosocial factors, as well as socio-demographic factors, that are associated with paternal postpartum depressive symptoms in Singapore fathers. An online survey was conducted among Singapore (N = 132).
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were used to assess the depressive symptoms. Consistent with previous findings, results of regression analysis show that personal history of depressive symptoms or clinical depression, high level of work-tofamily conflict, low social support, and poor self-esteem significantly explain 47% of variance in paternal postpartum depressive symptoms. However, other factors such as partner’s depression history, parental stress, and marital satisfaction are not significantly associated with paternal
postpartum depressive symptoms. The current findings emphasize the need to increase awareness in paternal postpartum depressive symptoms and to enhance the well-being of fathers in Singapore.},
  author       = {Teo, Ee Yin},
  keyword      = {depression,depressive symptoms,postpartum,paternal,fathers,Singapore},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Paternal Depressive Symptoms during the Postpartum Period and Associated Psychosocial Factors in Singapore},
  year         = {2016},
}