Relations between protective traits and psychological distress among women experiencing infertility.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The aim of this study was to examine the association between traits associated with adaptive self-management and psychological distress in women experiencing infertility. A sample of 326 women reported on their infertility experience; their tendencies with respect to self-compassion, emotion regulation, and positivity; and their current psychological distress. Results showed negative associations of self-compassion and positive orientation with depression in the past month. The additional distress experienced by women with primary infertility was attenuated by self-compassion and the tendency to not suppress emotional expression. Traits that enable effective self-management buffer the effects of infertility on psychology health.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoyle, RH; Davisson, EK; Novice, ML

Published Date

  • September 12, 2020

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1359105320953466 -

PubMed ID

  • 32924607

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7277

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1359-1053

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105320953466


  • eng