Journal article

Investigating how menopausal factors and self-compassion shape well-being: An exploratory path analysis

Lydia Brown, Christina Bryant, Valerie Brown, Bei Bei, Fiona Judd

MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A large body of work has investigated the relationship between menopausal factors and negative well-being (e.g. anxiety and depressive symptoms), but less is known about positive well-being and its correlates among midlife women. This study tests two models with both positive and negative well-being indices as outcomes: the first included menopausal factors as predictors; the second model expanded the first by adding self-compassion, a protective trait, as a predictor and moderator. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on self-report questionnaires from 206 women aged 40-60, currently experiencing hot flushes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hot flush interference ratings, emotional ..

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