Effects of Rumination on Problem-Solving, Mood and Confidence in Post-natal

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Effects of Rumination on Problem-Solving, Mood and Confidence in Post-natal

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Title: Effects of Rumination on Problem-Solving, Mood and Confidence in Post-natal
Author: Boyd, Alexandra Catherine
Advisor: O'Mahen, Heather
Publisher: University of Exeter
Date Issued: 2011-05-06
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3238
Abstract: Previous studies have sought to investigate the effects of rumination and distraction on social problem-solving, mood and confidence of dysphoric and depressed individuals. The current study is aimed at extending this literature by examining the effects of rumination on parental problem-solving, mood and problem-solving confidence among dysphoric post-natal women. Fifty-nine post-natal women took part in the study and were allocated to either the dysphoric or control group based upon the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale (Cox, Holden & Sagovsky, 1987). Women were asked to complete measures of mood, confidence and four problem-solving tasks following a rumination or distraction mood induction. Results indicated that dysphoric post-natal women induced to ruminate showed poorer problemsolving and lower mood than dysphoric women induced to distract and non-dysphoric women induced to distract or ruminate. No significant differences were seen in reported confidence levels for dysphoric post-natal women induced to ruminate than dysphoric women induced to distract and non-dysphoric women induced to distract or ruminate. Consideration is given to the clinical implications of these findings as well as the limitations and possibilities for future research.
Type: Thesis or dissertation
Keywords: RuminationDistractionPost-natalProblem-solvingConfidenceMood


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