Title

Depression and communication processes in later life marriages

Keywords

depression, communication patterns, older couples

Abstract

Objective: About six hundred and fourteen elderly people married to each other, average ages 66 and 63 respectively, in long term, mature marriages, lasting on the average 36 years, completed the Marital Satisfaction Inventory, Revised–MSIr (Snyder, D.K. 1999) and the short version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (Kohout, F.J., Berkman, L.F., Evans, D.A., & Cornoni-Huntley, J. (1993). The purpose of this study was to determine whether depression in one or both spouses and poor affective and problem solving communication occur together.

Original Publication Citation

Harper, J.M, & Sandberg, J.G. (2009). Depression and communication processes in later life marriages. Aging and Mental Health, 13(4), 546–556.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-01-14

Publisher

Aging and Mental Health

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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