Title: Adaptive and maladaptive dimensions of relatedness and self-definition: Relationship with postpartum depression and anxiety
Authors: Vliegen, Nicole ×
Luyten, Patrick
Meurs, Patrick
Cluckers, Gaston #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Personality and Individual Differences vol:41 issue:3 pages:395-406
Abstract: This study investigated the role of adaptive and maladaptive personality dimensions associated with self-definition and relatedness as measured by the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ; Blatt, D'Afflitti, & Quinlan, 1976) in a sample of 244 young mothers. It was hypothesized that only maladaptive personality dimensions related to self-definition and relatedness (i.e., Self-Critical Perfectionism and Dependency), but not adaptive dimensions (i.e., Efficacy and Relatedness), would be associated with severity of depression and anxiety in the postpartum period. In addition, it was hypothesized that Dependency would be more strongly associated with anxiety symptoms, while Self-Critical Perfectionism was expected to be more strongly related to severity of depression.
ISSN: 0191-8869
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
Field of Study Social and Community Work Odisee
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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