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TitleDepression and paternal adjustment and attitudes during the transition to parenthood
Author(s)Pinto, Tiago Miguel
Samorinha, Catarina
Tendais, Iva Alexandra Barbosa
Figueiredo, Bárbara
KeywordsDepression symptoms
paternal adjustment
paternal attitudes
transition to parenthood
Issue date2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Abstract(s)Background: Depression symptoms may negatively affect the achievement of developmental tasks within the transition to parenthood, increasing the risk of paternal adjustment problems and negative paternal attitudes. Objective: This study analysed the effect of men's depression symptoms on paternal adjustment and paternal attitudes trajectories from the second trimester of pregnancy to six months postpartum. Methods: A sample of 127 men completed measures of depression symptoms and paternal adjustment and paternal attitudes at the second trimester of pregnancy and at six months postpartum. Results: From the second trimester of pregnancy to six months postpartum, men with more depression symptoms revealed a decrease on positive attitudes towards sex (while men with fewer depression symptoms revealed an increase), a steeper decrease in the satisfaction with marital relationship (than men with fewer depression symptoms), and a decrease in positive attitudes towards pregnancy and the baby (while men with fewer depression symptoms revealed an increase). Conclusion: Depression symptoms early in pregnancy may represent a risk factor to increased paternal adjustment problems and negative paternal attitudes during the transition to parenthood.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/61208
DOI10.1080/02646838.2019.1652256
ISSN0264-6838
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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