The present study aims at exploring whether the level of well-being vary as a function of fertility status in different phases of the ovulatory cycle. We investigated the multidimensional well-being, including the cognitive component of subjective well-being related to judgments about one’s life satisfaction, the psychological well-being concerning the full growth and self-realization of the individual, and self-esteem, that is the personal judgment of overall self-worth and is recognized as one indicator of well-being. On the basis of the cycle phase estimation at the moment of the experiment, one hundred and sixteen normally cycling women (M = 23.9 years, SD = 1.3, range: 20–30 years) were divided into “fertile” and “non-fertile” groups and were administered the Psychological Well-Being Scale, the Basic Self-Esteem Scale and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. A Multivariate Analysis of Variance has been performed to examine whether there were differences between groups according to their ovulatory phase. All dimensions of psychological well-being, self-esteem and satisfaction with life were found to be stable in the different phases of the menstrual cycle. The implications of these results are discussed.

Iannello, P., Villani, D., Bruschi, G., A preliminary investigation about the relationship between well-being and fertility status in different menstrual cycle phases, <<MIND & SOCIETY>>, 2016; 15 (2): 195-205. [doi:10.1007/s11299-015-0185-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/91993]

A preliminary investigation about the relationship between well-being and fertility status in different menstrual cycle phases

Iannello, Paola
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Villani, Daniela
Secondo
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2016

Abstract

The present study aims at exploring whether the level of well-being vary as a function of fertility status in different phases of the ovulatory cycle. We investigated the multidimensional well-being, including the cognitive component of subjective well-being related to judgments about one’s life satisfaction, the psychological well-being concerning the full growth and self-realization of the individual, and self-esteem, that is the personal judgment of overall self-worth and is recognized as one indicator of well-being. On the basis of the cycle phase estimation at the moment of the experiment, one hundred and sixteen normally cycling women (M = 23.9 years, SD = 1.3, range: 20–30 years) were divided into “fertile” and “non-fertile” groups and were administered the Psychological Well-Being Scale, the Basic Self-Esteem Scale and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. A Multivariate Analysis of Variance has been performed to examine whether there were differences between groups according to their ovulatory phase. All dimensions of psychological well-being, self-esteem and satisfaction with life were found to be stable in the different phases of the menstrual cycle. The implications of these results are discussed.
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Iannello, P., Villani, D., Bruschi, G., A preliminary investigation about the relationship between well-being and fertility status in different menstrual cycle phases, <<MIND & SOCIETY>>, 2016; 15 (2): 195-205. [doi:10.1007/s11299-015-0185-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/91993]
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