Moods in everyday situations: Effects of menstrual cycle, work, and personality

Davydov, Dmitry M., Shapiro, David and Goldstein, Iris B. (2004) Moods in everyday situations: Effects of menstrual cycle, work, and personality. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56, (1), 27-33. (doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00602-0).


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Objective: This study examined women’s moods on work and off days during different phases of the menstrual cycle. Method: Self-reports of the moods angry, happy, sad, stressed, tired, and anxious were obtained on two work and two off days during the luteal and follicular phases of the menstrual cycle in 203 nurses. Individual differences in anger expression, anxiety, and hostility were assessed. Results: Ratings of anxious, stressed, and tired were higher and happy and sad were lower on the workday than the off day. Menstrual cycle phase was associated with mood differences depending on the day (work, off work) and individual differences in personality traits. Conclusions: The experience of moods in everyday life is affected by overall levels of stress and phase of the menstrual cycle. The findings suggest the need to refine sociopsychobiological and clinical models of mood regulation and of risk for disease.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(03)00602-0
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Keywords: Mood; Menstrual Cycle; Personality, Women; Work
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Q Science > QP Physiology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Superseded - please use new divisions
ePrint ID: 27811
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2004Published
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:52

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