SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.27 issue2Psychometric Properties of the Reduced Version of the Positive Adolescent Development Value Scale (EVDPA-R) in Chilean StudentsCognitions of Past events: A Review of the Literature author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Revista Colombiana de Psicología

Print version ISSN 0121-5469

Abstract

OSORIO, HERNÁN DARÍO LOTERO; GONZALEZ, ISABEL CRISTINA VILLA  and  TRUJILLO, LUZ ESTELLA TORRES. Affectivity and Perceived Social Support in Pregnant Women: A Comparative Analysis. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.2, pp.85-101. ISSN 0121-5469.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rcp.v27n2.65584.

The purpose of this research was to compare positive and negative expressions of affectivity, both as a trait and as a state, with gyneco-obstetric and family functioning variables in pregnant women. 229 women attending a health services provider in Medellín were selected through convenience sampling. The PANAS (Robles & Páez, 2003) and family-APGAR (Smilkstein, 1978) questionnaires were used, along with a survey of socio-demographic variables. According to the findings, women with higher positive affective traits show lower obstetric risk, while those with higher negative affective traits feature less planning of the pregnancy and a greater perception of family dysfunction. It was possible to conclude that the perception of family support and positive affective traits are elements that favor health during pregnancy, while negative affect constitute an obstacle for adaptation to motherhood and for the perceived family relations.

Keywords : pregnancy; obstetric risk; health during pregnancy; emotion; family support.

        · abstract in Spanish | Portuguese     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )