Depression and communication processes in later life marriages
depression, communication patterns, older couples
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Harper, James M. and Sandberg, Jonathan G., "Depression and communication processes in later life marriages" (2009). All Faculty Publications. 2444.
Aging and Mental Health
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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