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Increasing social support for women with postpartum depression using the attribution theory

Kizenga, Cecile (2020) Increasing social support for women with postpartum depression using the attribution theory. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Mental illness is defined as the state of a person’s well-being in his or her capability in enduring a stressor. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that women endure either shortly before or not long after subsequently giving birth. Postpartum depression negatively impacts not only the affected parent but also child development and the family’s well-being. Weiner’s attribution model will be assessed to postpartum depression in this study. This study examines the usefulness of two highly looked at variables for increasing social support for women suffering with postpartum depression; affect and social support outcome expectations. This study had two groups: (a) loved one’s (N=80) and (b) acquaintance (N=80). In both studies the same analysis was carried out. Cross-sectional studies were assessed to examine whether controllability (onset controllability and offset controllability) for postpartum depression would predict an individual’s willingness to provide social support by influence anger and sympathy. In conclusion both studies partially failed to reject the null hypothesis. The violation of homoscedasticity was a limitation in this study. Media coverage was suggested an implication. Perceiving postpartum depression as temporary may help in increasing social support willingness.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 15:06

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