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Heightened maternal separation anxiety in the postpartum: The role of socio-economic disadvantage

Cooklin, Amanda R; Lucas, Nina; Strazdins, Lyndall; Westrupp, Elizabeth; Giallo, Rebecca; Canterford, Louise; Nicholson, Jan M


Maternal separation anxiety (MSA) refers to feelings of anxiety elicited in a mother during separation from her infant. The role of social and structural disadvantage in the etiology of high MSA has been overlooked. Secondary analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (N = 3,897) revealed that compared to socioeconomically advantaged women, women of low socioeconomic position had a fourfold increased odds of reporting high (>80th percentile) MSA (odds ratio = 4.37, 95%...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Issues
DOI: 10.1177/0192513X13481776


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