Table 5

Results of regressions and sobel test for postnatal depression as a mediator for parenting stress

Predictor Variables

β without Postnatal Depression

β with Postnatal Depression

Sobel Test z-score


History of Depression

.26**

.05

3.99***

Antenatal Anxiety

.46***

.10

5.31***

Negative Cognitive Style

.29***

.03

4.68***

Self-Esteem

-.45***

-.07

-5.03***

Social Support

-.40***

.14

-4.97***


**p < .01, ***p < .001

Leigh and Milgrom BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:24   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-24

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