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By elizabeth2012
Researchers: Elizabeth Ford (Provisional Psychologist)
Dr Roslyn Galligan (Clinical Psychologist)

Being a mother can be an exciting and life changing experience. There is a sense of joy and fulfilment caring for and raising your child but there is also a lot of stress. Motherhood is a life changing role which can be quite stressful. Research has shown that mothers are vulnerable to developing depression and anxiety, especially in the early years of a child’s life. A mother’s personality characteristics and personal resources are factors which may influence the development of mental health problems and impact on life satisfaction.
We are interested in learning how you manage the stress of being a mother and understanding which factors contribute to or detract from wellbeing and life satisfaction as a mother.
If you are a mother with an infant or pre-school age child (you may have older children as well) we would like to invite you to participate in our research. If you have a friend or family member who may be interested please feel free to pass on these details.
To participate, simply visit the web address and complete the online questionnaire which takes about 20-30minutes. Your participation is very much appreciated, thank you.

This project has been approved by Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact: The project supervisor, Dr Roslyn Galligan on 9214 5345 or Or Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68), Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122.Tel (03) 9214 5218 or +61 3 9214 5218 or