The effects of dyadic coping strategies and dyadic conflict resolution styles on postpartum depression of mothers in heterosexual marriages in Turkey


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ÇANKAYA S., BURAN G.

BULLETIN OF THE MENNINGER CLINIC, vol.87, no.1, pp.63-82, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1521/bumc.2023.87.1.63
  • Journal Name: BULLETIN OF THE MENNINGER CLINIC
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Periodicals Index Online, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-82
  • Keywords: postpartum period, postpartum depression, conflict resolution styles, dyadic coping inventory, mother, COUPLES, PREVALENCE, COMMUNICATION, ADJUSTMENT, PREDICTORS, ATTACHMENT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The authors of this study aimed to determine the effects of coping strategies and conflict resolution styles on postpartum depression in heterosexual mothers in the postpartum period in Turkey. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with 369 mothers with babies aged 1-12 months. The study was carried out between October 1, 2021, and December 1, 2021, in the pediatric outpatient clinic of the Medical Faculty Hospital of a province in the Central Anatolian Region of Turkey. Seventy-four (20.1%) mothers had scores above the depression scale cu-off point (>13). Having problems in marriage, getting a low score on the spouse's self-perception scale of dyadic coping with stress, and having negative, nonsubmissive, and retreating conflict resolution styles were found to be important factors associated with postpartum depression (p < .05). The incidence of postpartum depression was found to be associated with having problems in the marriage, not having good dyadic coping strategies, and having negative conflict resolution styles.