Risk factors in predicting paternal postnatal depression and social support in Ireland

dc.contributor.advisorBarron, Rondaen
dc.contributor.authorBalogi, Madeleine
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-26T14:22:55Z
dc.date.available2021-04-26T14:22:55Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThere is mounting evidence that fathers experience depressive symptoms following the birth of a child with the prevalence of depression ranging from 1.2-25.5%. A cross-sectional, mixed-methods design was used to investigate the rate of paternal postnatal depression and examine its associated risk factors. Fathers above the age of 18, residing in Ireland and who had a child in the last 12 months were recruited (n=40). The quantitative part included self-reported questionnaires and the qualitative part focused on feelings regarding support and other experiences. Results yielded that 22.5% of fathers were above the cut-off point for major depression with support showing a negative correlation. Relationship, employment status and shame indicated to be depression predictors while income revealed a significant negative correlation with depression. The thematic analysis revealed four themes: preparation for fatherhood, support, uncertainty and openness with key findings highlighting a lack of education and support, thus suggested as interventions.en
dc.identifier.citationBalogi, M. (2020). Risk factors in predicting paternal postnatal depression and social support in Ireland. Masters Thesis, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/4194
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
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dc.subjectPostpartum depressionen
dc.titleRisk factors in predicting paternal postnatal depression and social support in Irelanden
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.degreelevelMScen
dc.type.degreenameMSc in Applied Psychologyen
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