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dc.contributor.advisorHoffman, Mary Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiontkowski, Sarahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-06T05:44:48Z
dc.date.available2011-07-06T05:44:48Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11486
dc.description.abstractBecoming a mother is one of the most common major life transitions, with approximately 82% of the population of women in the United States having given birth by the age of 45. Although becoming a mother is generally thought of as a positive experience, the transition to parenthood can also present many challenges. This study examined the postpartum transition of 152 first-time mothers. Utilizing the stress and coping model, this study explored the role of gratitude and emotional approach coping on postpartum distress, postpartum adjustment, and life satisfaction. Data were collected using an online survey, and correlations, regression analyses, and mediation analyses were run. The findings revealed that women who reported higher levels of both gratitude and emotional approach coping also reported better postpartum adjustment, greater life satisfaction, and less postpartum distress. The health of both the mother and the baby also predicted better postpartum outcomes for mothers.en_US
dc.titleFirst Baby, First Year: Gratitude and Emotional Approach Coping as Predictors of Adjustment and Life Satisfaction during the Transition to Motherhooden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCounseling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledClinical Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledemotional approach copingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgratitudeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmotherhooden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpostpartum adjustmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpostpartum depressionen_US


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