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| Published: December 25, 2015

The Relation between Social Support and Marital Satisfaction & Couples’ Depression after the Birth of the First Child

Seyyedeh Samera Hoseini ,

Family Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Leili Panaghi ,

Family Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Mojtaba Habibi ,

Assistant Professor at Family Research institute, Shahid Beheshsi University Google Scholar More about the auther

Jaber Davoodi ,

Family Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

Mani B. Monajemi

Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.020/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.020

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Background: Child Birth can play a major role in parents’ mental status and though it is considered as cherished event, it can dramatically jeopardize mental state of parents. Thus, we conducted this paper in order to study the relation between social support and marital satisfaction and couples’ depression after the birth of the first child. Methods: Statistical population was consisted of 75 couples (parents). They were assessed via Edinburgh Postnatal Depression scale, marital satisfaction (ENRICH) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Results: Regression analysis showed that there was a significant and inverse relationship between social support and depression among men and women after childbirth. Furthermore, there was a significant relationship between marital satisfaction and depression among men and women after childbirth. In addition, social support and marital satisfaction can be explained by the predictive role ofdepression in men after childbirth. But only social support can be predictive for explaining depression in women after childbirth. Conclusion: Thus, inadequate social support and low marital satisfaction can put couples at risk of postpartum depression.
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Seyyedeh Samera Hoseini @ mani.b.monajemi@warwickgrad.net

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.020/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.020

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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