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Influence of maternal depression and sucidal thoughts: role of spousal support during pregnancy

Marappan, Deviga and Khan, Aqeel and Abdul Latif, Adibah and Yusoff, Ahmad Mustaqim (2016) Influence of maternal depression and sucidal thoughts: role of spousal support during pregnancy. Man in India, 96 (1-2). pp. 9-17. ISSN 0025-1569

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Abstract

Aims of this study is to examine the presence of spousal support during pregnancy and its influence on maternal depression and suicidal thought among women. Survey method with random sampling employed on pregnant women (N=50) from Health Clinic of Malaysia in Johor, Malaysia. Results indicated significant negative correlation between the spousal support and maternal depression and a significant positive correlation between maternal depression and suicidal thoughts. Findings revealed maternal depression indirectly develops self-harming behaviours or suicidal thoughts during pregnancy and spousal support act as a coping in reducing maternal depression and suicidal thoughts. Moreover, current research may benefit to the society in recognising women's actual conditions during pregnancy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maternal depression, Pregnancy
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:71284
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:16 Nov 2017 17:52
Last Modified:16 Nov 2017 17:52

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