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The Relationship Between Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical Appearance and Marital Dissatisfaction

dc.contributor.advisorMokhtari, Manouchehren_US
dc.contributor.authorPollock, Elizabeth Davenporten_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the relationship between mental health, physical health and physical appearance and marital dissatisfaction for women interviewed in the 1992 and 2002 rounds of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. Ordered logistic regression analysis was applied to data from NLSY79's 1992 and 2002 rounds and the change from 1992 to 2002. This study found that health is an important factor in marital dissatisfaction. The results indicated that high levels of depression were related to high marital dissatisfaction, while high body weight and changes in physical health were related to low marital dissatisfaction. Social norms theory was found to be a consistent predictor of the relationship between poor mental health and marital dissatisfaction. Marital exchange theory's predictions were also supported by the data for the physical appearance and the physical health variables.en_US
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dc.titleThe Relationship Between Mental Health, Physical Health, Physical Appearance and Marital Dissatisfactionen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHealth Sciences, Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmarital dissatisfacitonen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmental healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledphysical healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledphysical appearanceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbody weighten_US

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