The prevalence of depression among women with a history of miscarriage: Study of IFLS-5


  • Herdiyan Maulana Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Marty Mawarpury Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syah Kuala, Indonesia
  • Endang Fourianalistyawati Faculty of Psychology, Universitas YARSI, Indonesia


demographics, depression, Indonesia, miscarriage, women


Miscarriage (abortus spontanea) in women is a traumatic event that is closely related to various psychological problems such as anxiety, emotional disturbances, and depression. Previous studies have shown that a psychological comorbidity, either immediate or later, appears in more than 50% of women with a history of miscarriage. This study examines the contribution of psychological (religiosity and life satisfaction) and demographic (age, education, and employment status) factors to depression symptoms of women with a history of miscarriage. Data were obtained from the fifth wave of Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) with a sample of 1097 adult women with a history of miscarriage (Mage = 35.7, SD = 9.36). Brief Depression measurements were carried out using the Centers for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (BCES-D-10). The results of multiple regression analysis showed that psychological and sociodemographic factors significantly predicted the level of depressive symptoms. The dynamics of demographic characteristics on depression and their implications are further discussed.


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Author Biography

Endang Fourianalistyawati, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas YARSI

Ph.D Student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, US



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Maulana, H., Mawarpury, M., & Fourianalistyawati, E. (2022). The prevalence of depression among women with a history of miscarriage: Study of IFLS-5. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 10(1), 23–38.



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