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ERIC Number: EJ846248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Maternal Postpartum Role Collapse as a Theory of Postpartum Depression
Amankwaa, Linda Clark
Qualitative Report, v10 n1 p21-38 Mar 2005
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development of a theory of maternal postpartum role collapse. The influences of traditional role theory and symbolic interactionism are presented. The development of the maternal postpartum role collapse theory emerged from the study of postpartum depression among African-American women (Amankwaa, 2000). Major components of the theory of postpartum maternal role collapse consist of role stress, role strain, and finally role collapse. A discussion of the extension of role theory to role collapse as it is related to the postpartum mother is offered as an explanation of postpartum depression. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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